The Neighborhood Kitchen empowers students to reduce food waste and engage in hunger relief on campus and in the community through food recovery, the campus food pantry, and creating nutritious meals.


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Marquette University Neighborhood Kitchen (MUNK)

MUNK helps students engage with food insecurity through hands-on volunteer opportunities. Using the surplus food recovered by FRN, MUNK creates nutritious meals to support partners on campus and in the community. Students have the opportunity to volunteer in a commercial kitchen and gain invaluable cooking skills while learning about hunger and food insecurity.


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Backpack Program

The Backpack Program is a free and confidential service that provides groceries to any Marquette student who is having difficulty accessing affordable, nutritious food and other essential household items. After filling out an intake form, students will be able to pick up a few days-worth of groceries and additional personal products. No student will be turned away. If you are a student who needs support in accessing nourishing food, please visit the Backpack Program website.


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FRN works with campus dining to divest surplus food that would otherwise go to waste. Volunteers recover from each dining hall weekly and deliver the food to the Neighborhood Kitchen in Mashuda Hall. They also actively work to raise awareness and education around food waste and food recovery and engage in advocacy efforts to reduce food waste.