Kitchens on the Geaux
Did you know that 40 percent of the food in the U.S. is wasted each year or that 1 in 4 children in the U.S. don’t know where their next meal may come from? Food insecurity is a challenge on many campuses nationwide, including at LSU.
Kitchens on the Geaux strives to create sustainable ways to address food insecurity in Baton Rouge and on the LSU campus by repurposing excess food. By rescuing food from LSU Dining and LSU Catering that would otherwise be discarded and transporting it to the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank, families battling food insecurity can enjoy a hot meal.
The organization also works to create awareness through the annual CANapalooza food drive and with volunteer opportunities such as the Potato Drop and at the LSU Food Pantry.
Kitchens on the Geaux is open to all students and has ongoing volunteer opportunities throughout the academic year. Please continue to check TigerLink for upcoming events.
Applications are currently being accepted for leadership positions for the next academic year. Access the leadership application.
The President coordinates the administrative logistics for the organization (e.g. registering the organization, reserving rooms and equipment for all organization meetings, etc.). The President communicates organization updates weekly to the rest of the Executive Board and members.
The Vice President coordinates the logistics for all food recovery operations (e.g. LSU Dining), as well as tracks tax receipts and donation amounts for each transportation. The Vice President also serves as the interim President in his/her absence.
The Volunteer Director coordinates and trains volunteers for the Food Pantry. The Volunteer Director tracks service hours and membership data for the entire organization. The Volunteer Director serves as the liaison for all student organizations and departments on campus, as well as actively campaigns for member recruitment.
Special Events Director
The Special Events Director coordinates all the logistics for the organization’s major events (e.g. Potato Drop, CANapalooza). The Special Events Director proposes service projects and events for the organization yearly.
Marketing & Finance Director
The Marketing & Finance Director posts and updates all social media accounts with both the organization’s events and statistics on hunger and homelessness. The Marketing & Finance Director tracks all receipts and financial transactions accrued by the organization, as well as represents the organization at the yearly budget meetings.