Connecting Augsburg College with our surrounding neighborhoods through food: free meals, gardening, farmers markets, and health education.
The Campus Kitchen at Augsburg College works to make healthy food accessible to all in and around the Cedar Riverside Neighborhood and through this work, we 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 through connections with food and the community:
Food to Share: 1,500 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. We also run a food shelf on campus, providing free groceries to students in need.
Food to Grow: Our community garden providing over 100 spaces for organizations and people from the neighborhood and campus to grow their own food and for the meal program
Food to Buy: Our two farmers markets on campus and at the Brian Coyle Community Center allowing local producers to provide for the nutritional needs of the community. Markets run on Tuesdays through the summer and accept EBT/foodstamps.
Food to Know: Educational programming for college students, neighborhood youth, and others to make the connection between food, health, and the environment by developing cooking and gardening skills.