The mission of The Campus Kitchens Project is to use service as a way to strengthen bodies, empower minds, and build communities. At the Campus Kitchen at Washington and Lee (CKWL) we combat hunger and promote nutrition by recovering and reusing food that would otherwise go to waste into balanced meals for low-income members of the community in Rockbridge County. Volunteers also develop valuable relationships with clients.
We seek to educate our students through providing opportunities for leadership; engaging a distinctive population in our community; initiating nutrition programs in the community; promoting awareness of nutrition and hunger issues; stimulating research on hunger; and attending national conferences with Campus Kitchen participants across the nation. Although Campus Kitchen provides meals locally, its effort to educate students has national and global significance.