The Campus Kitchen at Augsburg College works to make healthy food accessible to all in and around the Cedar Riverside Neighborhood to provide for basic needs, service learning, leadership development, and genuine engagement between the college and the community. We have four components that all work to make learning happen though connections with food and the community:
Food to Share: Over 1,000 meals served each month by volunteers and service learners to youth programs, homeless shelters, seniors, and community centers. Most of the meals are created from the surplus food from A’viands Augsburg Dining, and some is prepared from scratch in our Campus Cooking Classes.
Food to Grow: Our community garden provides over 80 spaces for organizations and people from the neighborhood and campus to grow their own food. Produce grown in community plots supplements the meal program.
Food to Buy: Our two farmers markets on campus and at the Brian Coyle Community Center allow local producers to provide for the nutritional needs of the community. Markets run on Tuesdays through the summer.
Food to Know: Educational programming for college students, neighborhood youth, and others to make the connection between food, health, and the environment. Participants develop cooking and gardening skills in addition to exploring food issues.