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Cardinal Kitchen

“Student Helping Students” 

 

Cardinal Kitchen is an on-campus food pantry that services Ball State students and their families. Cardinal Kitchen was created through a Student Government Association (SGA) initiative in the fall of 2014. Cardinal Kitchen is a student-run organization. 

 

**Please note that presently Cardinal Kitchen has suspended services in light of guidance from Muncie City Officials and the Delaware County Commissioners. We hope to begin operating as soon as possible once the Disaster Emergency Declaration has been lifted. All funds donated on One Ball State Day will go to benefit the standard operations of Cardinal Kitchen.** 

 

Our mission is to reduce food insecurity and promote healthy eating on Ball State’s campus. During the 2015-16 school year, we saw over 300 clients with a total of 1,000 individual visits. During the 2016-17 school year, we saw 467 clients with a total of 980 visits. And just last year, during the 2017-2018 school year, we saw a record number of 570 clients with a total of 1,328 visits to the pantry. 

 

Cardinal Kitchen has been combating food insecurity for students for four years, and we are currently located at the Multicultural Center. Our services are available to all undergraduate and graduate students, as well as their families. 

 

In addition to non-perishable food items, Cardinal Kitchen also offers toiletry items, including, but not limited to: toilet paper, feminine hygiene products, soap, shampoo, conditioner, toothbrushes, and toothpaste. In addition to the need for non-perishable food items and toiletry items, Cardinal Kitchen is in need of a new location. Cardinal Kitchen has been combating food insecurity for students for four years, and we are currently located at the Multicultural Center. Our services are available to all undergraduate and graduate students, as well as their families. 

 

We currently operate out of a small room (approximately 3 by 4 yards) on the second floor of the building that has no room for growth, and we are struggling to help our growing number of clients. We would like to raise money for a new location on-campus that would be more client friendly and provides more space for food storage. We are currently looking at a space on campus, in the basement of the student center! As our numbers have continued to multiply, the need for a new location has become increasingly evident. We are currently based out of the Multicultural Center but are looking to move into a private, "Cardinal Kitchen only" space where we can better serve our clients. 

 

Funds that are donated to Cardinal Kitchen may go to the following items or initiatives but are not limited to: purchase of non-perishable food items, purchase of toiletry items, equipment needed to run the kitchen, and relocation costs of Cardinal Kitchen.

 

 

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$2,500 Student Org Challenge
Ball State Alum and Foundation Board Member, Patrick Alderdice '92, will be giving $2,500 to the student organization with the most gifts between 9:00-10:00pm
Rank Prize Department Gifts
1 $2,500 Ball State Student Media 129
2 Dance Marathon 105
3 Cardinal Kitchen 6
4 Black Student Association 4
5 Spectrum 3
6 Late Nite 2
7 Sports Link 1
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Unlock $1,000 for Take Flight!
Cardinals help Cardinals, and 500 gifts by noon unlocks $1,000 for the Take Flight fund.
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Help Student Orgs!
Help student organizations get ready for the new academic year! The four student orgs with the most gifts from 1-4pm on April 7 will receive $250 each.
Rank Prize Department Gifts
1 $250 Ball State Student Media 26
2 $250 Dance Marathon 14
3 $250 Cardinal Kitchen 12
4 $250 Black Student Association 8
5 Spectrum 6
6 Late Nite 5
7 Sports Link 0
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Evening Leaderboard
The needs of our students are greater than ever. The eight areas with the most donors between 8 p.m. and 11 p.m. will each receive $1,000 thanks to challenge dollars given by donors.
Rank Prize Department Donors
1 $1,000 Theatre & Dance 163
2 $1,000 Ball State Student Media 73
3 $1,000 Athletics 61
4 $1,000 Journalism 39
5 $1,000 Dance Marathon 38
6 $1,000 Communication Studies 33
7 $1,000 School of Music 30
8 $1,000 Multicultural Center 27
9 Special Education 26
10 Social Work 16
11 University Police Department 12
12 Telecommunications 12
13 Chemistry 12
14 Cardinal Kitchen 9
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39 Spectrum 3
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