Kent State University has donated an unused dining services kitchen to students setting up a Campus Kitchens social services operation, reports the Cleveland Plain Dealer. Campus Kitchens collect unused and extra food from foodservice and retail grocery operations and package it to donate to the poor through a food pantry.
Kent State Dining had stopped using the central kitchen when it went to onsite preparation at its dining locations. It remains almost fully equipped, including extensive cooler and freezer storage units.
The Campus Kitchens project was started in 1989 in Washington, DC, and migrated to college campuses 13 years later. There are now 30 across the country.