Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 64.43
Liaison Kelsey Beal
Submission Date Nov. 4, 2016
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)
IN-2: Innovation 2

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Jessica Davis
Office of Sustainability
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Title or keywords related to the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
Campus Kitchen at IUPUI (CKIUPUI)

A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:

The Campus Kitchen at IUPUI (CKIUPUI) is the 37th Campus Kitchen and the first to open in the state of Indiana. Operating out of the kitchen in the IUPUI Campus Center, CKIUPUI recovers food that would have otherwise gone to waste from Chartwells-run IUPUI Food Service. as well as other community food banks. This food is then be used to create nutritious meals for clients in the Indianapolis community. CKIUPUI currently partners with Wheeler Mission Ministries, an organization that provides programs and services for the homeless and those in need, as well as the Ronald McDonald House at Riley Hospital. The Campus Kitchen is sponsored by the IUPUI Office of Sustainability.

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.

A brief description of any positive measurable outcomes associated with the innovation (if not reported above):

Since opening in October 2014, CKIUPUI has:
engaged 501 student volunteers
in 1528 hours of service
recovered 9,989 lbs of food
prepared 4,250 meals
added $17,995 in economic value to the community

A letter of affirmation from an individual with relevant expertise:
Which of the following STARS subcategories does the innovation most closely relate to? (Select all that apply up to a maximum of five):
Yes or No
Curriculum No
Research No
Campus Engagement Yes
Public Engagement Yes
Air & Climate ---
Buildings No
Dining Services Yes
Energy No
Grounds No
Purchasing ---
Transportation No
Waste Yes
Water No
Coordination, Planning & Governance No
Diversity & Affordability ---
Health, Wellbeing & Work Yes
Investment No

Other topic(s) that the innovation relates to that are not listed above:

The website URL where information about the innovation is available:
Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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