Isn't that what we're for? Food and shelter?
Sorry. I know how you feel actually. My Marcellus was like that...still is in many ways. Is this your first cat? Cats are so different, some are just all sweet and cuddly and some are just more aloof, doing their own thing. All my cats purr and love me up more when it's time to eat...that's just being "Cat." I think that's a good thing. Does your kitten show love in other ways? Does your kitten play with you, I'll bet he does or would.
How does your kitten react when you pet him, scratch under his chin. Some cats are very overt and you know they love you and some, you just have to be patient, looking for the little signs. Some cats are just naturally more quiet and aloof. Also, your kitten is still a kitten and playtime is still big in his book. Is your kitten neutured yet? If not, it could be that he's starting to mature and definitely may be thinking of other things, which may make him seem even more aloof as time progress. Get him nuetured if he's not.
Personally, I think your cat should think of you as the bringer of food...I see food as a bonding thing. That is how most animals are trained, with treats. My personal thoughts are to do scheduled feedings. My cats are very affectionate before feeding time, but I like that.
Also, all 3 of my boys, two of which were not that affectionate as kitten,s are becoming more and more affectionate as they get older, they're 2 1/2 years old now. The other thing too, I say this kindly,
cats often will retreat if they think we are hovering and expecting too much, cuddling, etc when they don't want it. Offer food and fun, with no expectations, and your kitten may just come love you up when you least expect it.