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Campus Kitchen at Detroit Mercy (CK) develops compassionate and just student leaders who engage our community in promoting food security. An estimated 48% of Detroit households are food insecure, meaning that they lack access at all times to a safe and adequate supply of food for maintaining a healthy and active lifestyle. Meanwhile, the United States wastes 40% of the food it produces each year. CK believes that college students are critical actors in the fight to end hunger and food waste. 

Campus Kitchen's 2018 Leadership Team

To promote food secure communities in Detroit, we partner with local businesses and nonprofits that are working to improve the city’s food system. CK student leaders cultivate programs that reduce wasted food, increase access to healthy food, support community gardens, and promote awareness about the food system on campus and in the city of Detroit.

We are one of more than 60 affiliate chapters of the The Campus Kitchens Project, a national leader in community service for students and the future of hunger relief. We are the only Campus Kitchen in Michigan.

2017 Infographic

Thanks to Ford Motor Company, our individual donors, and our food partners MetzTommy's Smoothies and Snacks, and Western Market for your support. We are also grateful to our community partners Princeton Street Block Club, Lakeridge Village, the Greening of Detroit, and MoFlo Community Garden for their collaborative energy.

Get involved!

Ford Mobile Food Pantry
Join us for a volunteer shift recovering and delivering food, cooking a community meal, or helping out at a community garden.

Join the Leadership Team!

Campus Kitchen Leaders

If you're a Detroit Mercy student who feels passionate about food access, fundraising, event planning, health, or community development, consider applying to join Campus Kitchen's Leadership Team.

Email Staff Coordinator Clara Gamalski for more information.

Connect with Campus Kitchen

Cooking at Lakeridge Village

Check out our Facebook and Instagram for updates.

And make sure to read our 2017 Annual Report

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