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AARP Foundation. For a future without senior poverty.

AARP Foundation has funded The Campus Kitchens Project to increase their level of evidence and simultaneously work to refine their program model for future scalability.

AARP Foundation Grant Program

The Campus Kitchens Project

 

 

 

“AARP Foundation’s funding has been transformational for The Campus Kitchens Project. First, we will deepen our understanding of how Campus Kitchens impact the lives of older adults through a rigorous research partnership with the University of Georgia. Second, we will share our most effective independently verified strategies, equipping student leaders in communities all over America to adopt and adapt solutions to hunger and isolation among our older neighbors.”

—Alexander Moore, Chief Development Officer at Campus Kitchens   

Project Description

The Campus Kitchens Project will measure the impact of their national programming for adults age 50 and older. Over 30 months, they will:

  • Establish an evidence base for the Campus Kitchen model
  • Replicate the model across existing Campus Kitchen chapters
  • Scale the model by creating new Campus Kitchen chapters

The Campus Kitchens Project will expand their programmatic reach through a robust literature review, evaluation sub-grants to Campus Kitchen chapters, and identification of outcome metrics that align with best practices  in the field.

AARP Foundation

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Project Highlights

Campus Kitchens Project Summit: Over 300 student leaders attended the 4th Annual Summit held in partnership with the Universities Fighting World Hunger Summit. Students expanded their networks of leaders and innovators in the field, received in-depth training, and engaged in dialogues about hunger, food waste, sustainability, and social justice.

Engaged Population: Each month, the Campus Kitchens Project reaches a consistent group of seniors across their national chapters. By continually engaging over 4,500 adults age 50 and above, Campus Kitchens works to address the social isolation and nutritional knowledge gaps that can contribute to food insecurity.

AARP Foundation Grant Program

AARP Foundation

AARP Foundation Grant Program

The Campus Kitchens Project

AARP Foundation Grant Program

AARP Foundation

Grantee Profiles

We collaborate with grantee and partner organizations to identify evidence-based interventions that make transformational impact possible and address our strategic objectives.