Sustainability at IUPUI

Student Powered Hunger Relief

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Campus Kitchen through July 2018 Infographic

Our Story

In January 2014, students and staff at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) participated in the Campus Kitchen Project first-ever launch grant video competition and won $5,000 to start a Campus Kitchen. Since then, they've been coordinating with dining services, creating partnerships with other community organizations and recruiting excited volunteers. The IUPUI Campus Kitchen had their grand opening on September 5th, 2014.

  • Campus Kitchen photo
  • Campus Kitchen photo
  • Campus Kitchen food
  • Campus Kitchen food
  • Campus Kitchen food

The Campus Kitchen at IUPUI (CKIUPUI) is the 37th Campus Kitchen and the first to open in the state of Indiana. We will operate out of the kitchen in the IUPUI Campus Center and initially recover food that would have otherwise gone to waste from Chartwells-run IUPUI Food Service. This food will then be used to create nutritious meals for clients in the Indianapolis community. CKIUPUI will also partner with Wheeler Mission Ministries, an organization that provides programs and services for the homeless and those in need. The Campus Kitchen is sponsored by the IUPUI Office of Sustainability.

Learn more about the national impact of Campus Kitchen

Our Mission

  • Strengthen Bodies by using existing resources to meet hunger and nutritional needs in our community;
  • Empower Minds by providing leadership and service learning opportunities to students, and educational benefits to adults, seniors, children and families in need; and
  • Build Communities by fostering a new generation of community-minded adults through resourceful and mutually beneficial partnerships among students, social service agencies, businesses and schools.

Student Leaders

Kelly Moors –

Lindsey Steiner –

Diego Espinosa –

Mikaela Lake –

Sarah Al-Rafie –


Cooking Shifts

  • Assist the IUPUI Shift Leaders in creating a nutritious meal! No cooking experience necessary, just come ready to have fun and serve our community!

Delivery Shifts

  • Assist the IUPUI Shift Leaders with delivering the meals to Wheeler Mission Ministries. Volunteers will aid the staff at Wheeler Mission with lunch preparations and/or clean-up. We provide all transportation--just come ready to help out.

Food Rescue Shift

  • Assist the IUPUI Shift Leaders with rescuing food from donors.
Learn more about volunteering

In The News

Office of Sustainability

Lockefield Village
980 Indiana Avenue, Room 4408
Indianapolis, IN 46202
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