The Campus Kitchen at Eau Claire is a Food Recycling program that uses cooked but never served food from the campus dining hall to make healthy and nutritious meals for the needy of our community. Our Campus Kitchen has quite a history. It grew out of a student run program called Homerun started by two Wake Forest Juniors in 1999. Karen Borchert and Jessica Jackson went on to start the national program called "The Campus Kitchens Project."
So who is behind all of this? The awesome part of the Campus Kitchen is that it is a student driven organization. Our Leadership Team holds weekly meetings, plans the meals, runs the shifts, trains new volunteers, advertises, plans events, raises funds, and is Kitchen certified. Not bad, huh? And during the semester the majority of our volunteers are students, too. To help tie it all together, each Campus Kitchen has one dedicated staff member. That would be the Campus Kitchen Coordinator. (And did you know that all the Coordinators are young, super-cool people? Although that's not technically a job requirement. It's also a great thing to do after college for a year or two!)