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The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2

Kent Wired

Valoree Vargo will serve as Kent States vice president for philanthropy and alumni engagement starting on Sept. 1 and as the executive director of the Kent State University Foundation following the appointment of its board of directors. April 31, 2021.

University announces annual ‘Giving Tuesdays’ fundraiser

Jimmy Oswald Sports Editor November 1, 2021

Kent State University announced Monday its annual 'Giving Tuesdays' campaign that will take place throughout the month of November. The initiative, which is in its eighth year, has raised almost $7 million...

Campus Kitchen

Kent State offers Campus Kitchen as food stamps alternative

Emily Mays Reporter March 25, 2021

As COVID-19 continues to impact students, they face more insecurity with food and other goods than ever before. For students who are facing food insecurity or cannot afford to keep food on the table,...

According to the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness, homelessness in Ohio has increased by 1,478 people from 2014 to 2019.

How COVID-19 has affected Kent’s homeless community

COVID-19 has changed homeless services and has caused people to pay more attention to the homeless community in Kent and Ravenna.According to endhomelessness.org there were 10,345 homeless people in Ohio...

Boxes of food donated to the Kent State Food Pantry on Feb. 5, 2021.

Drive-thru food distribution event provides more than 6,000 pounds of food in two hours

Anthony Elder reporter February 27, 2021

Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank and The Campus Kitchen partnered to host a drive-thru food distribution event last week at Dix Stadium. The event distributed over 6,000 pounds of food in two hours.Akron-Canton...

Torrie Sweeney and Alysha Allen volunteer at Campus Kitchen on Tuesday, April 11, 2017.

Campus Kitchen provides thousands of pounds of food through food pantries despite decrease in volunteers

Anthony Elder Reporter February 12, 2021

The Campus Kitchen at Kent State University, often referred to as CKKSU, provides thousands of pounds of food to individuals in the Kent community. Students, faculty and community members are able to sign...

Sign advertising the food drive competition.

Food drive aims to support students

Olivia Perry February 11, 2021

The Office of the Dean of Students is hosting a food drive to support students who are facing food insecurity. They partnered with Campus Kitchen to help provide for their pantry.“The food collected...

The Beall Hall food pantry distributes goods donated by Trader Joe’s including eggs, bread, meats and other perishable goods.

Women’s Center and Campus Kitchen join to distribute groceries to counter food insecurity

Holly Liptak Reporter May 1, 2020

Now that in-person classes have been cancelled, Beall Hall is not housing students, but instead approximately 1,000 pounds of donated food for those struggling with food insecurity during the coronavirus...

MLK Day of Service: Campus Kitchen

Sara Crawford Assigning Editor January 20, 2020

Smells of pumpkin bread batter fill the room as about 25 volunteers stir together multiple loaves of bread in the Campus Kitchen. People pose with bowls, mix and spatulas as their friends take pictures...

T-shirt tote bags for local food pantries

Emerson Kavulac, who attends preschool at the Kent State Child Development Center, gave a thumbs up to making T-shirt bags.“We’re making bags,” Emerson said. “Out of T-shirts!”Emerson’s parents,...

A CCS student prepares for food lab in the Campus Kitchen.

Cooking with Career and Community Studies

On the first day of the fall semester, a large handful of students walked into White Hall to learn about self-determination. That group was just starting their journey as Career and Community Studies students. Career...

Students donate to the pop-up food pantry located in the Student Multicultural Center on Nov. 13, 2019.

Campus Kitchen introduces pop-up food pantry

The Campus Kitchen found more ways for students to access its resources with pop-up food pantries. The Campus Kitchen Pantry currently hosts two food pantries weekly, on the second floor in Beall and McDowell...

Hunger and homelessness at Kent State: Challenge stigma, create community for insecure individuals

Becca Sagaris Health reporter September 19, 2019

In 2018 there were 43.1 million Americans living “below the poverty level” and 549,000 Americans that experienced homelessness, said a Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week website.“About 32 percent...

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