Mission

Community Kitchen seeks to integrate the campus and community to increase access to high quality and nutritious food through a multifaceted, innovative approach to alleviating food insecurity within Stearns county. Our meal-delivery program utilizes surplus food on campus and in the community as a catalyst for education, collaboration, and community action.

Vision: 

Community Kitchen envisions a mutually beneficial campus-community partnership that educates and empowers us to transform the current food system and mindset into one which comprehensively supports and nourishes our community.

Values:

  • Community Engagement 
  • Community Living 
  • Dignity of Work 
  • Respect for Persons 
  • Stewardship 
  • Sustainability

Goals:

  • Distribute high-quality, nutritious food 
  • Increase wrap-around services such as financial literacy, sustainability, & nutrition education 
  • Bridge services to increase accessibility, especially in areas lacking transportation resources 
  • Reduce food waste on campus and in the community
  • Advocate for local and national hunger relief programs 
  • Provide leadership and experiential opportunities for students 
  • Support sustainable and environmentally responsible programs and development