University of Houston Students Want to Start a “Campus Kitchen” to Serve Nutritious Food to Families


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There are many different ways to help families in need gain access to healthy, affordable foods. A group of University of Houston students wants to start a “Campus Kitchen” to recycle leftover food from campus restaurants for families in need in the nearby underserved Third Ward.

The students are competing for a $5,000 grant from the “Campus Kitchens Project.”

Food is left over every day at the dining halls at numerous restaurants across the university. The students want to take that food and recycle it into new meals for residents in need. They also want to include an educational component, like partnering with other local food recovery organizations and holding nutrition education workshops for students as well as Third Ward residents.

The University of Houston would be the first public university in Texas that would have a “Campus Kitchen.”

Read more about the proposal here. 

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