STUDENTS HONOR MLK Jr. BY HELPING OTHERS ON DAY OF SERVICE JANUARY 18
WASHINGTON, Jan. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Students across the country will honor the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. on January 18 by participating in the King Day of Service, a national day of community service. For the second year in a row, the Campus Kitchens Project (CKP) will award grants to 18 community based organizations in 13 states. Funds are made possible through the support of the Corporation for National and Community Service, and will create new Campus Kitchens, build community gardens and assist other programs that exemplify the community-building missions of both CKP and the King Day of Service.
"Through Campus Kitchens, students have served more than 1 million meals to those in need by averaging 20,000 meals a month," said Robert Egger, founder of DC Central Kitchen, which created The Campus Kitchens Project. "A National Day of Service fits in perfectly with the CKP mission -- to use service as a tool to strengthen bodies, empower minds and build communities."
Since 2001, the Campus Kitchens Project has provided healthy meals to their neighbors in need by harnessing the spirit of student volunteerism within local communities. Students drive all phases of operations from preparing and delivering nutritious meals to those in need, to the development of funds that maintain and grow the program. In addition to recycling unused food from campus dining halls, CKP partners with local farmers and community gardens to incorporate fresh produce into their meals.
Now in its eighth year, CKP operates on 20 college and high school campuses, soon to be 26, providing meals to individuals and families in their communities. Thanks to the support of the Corporation for National and Community Service, the Sodexo Foundation, the Walmart Foundation and General Mills, CKP continues to grow.
More information on the Campus Kitchens Project is available at www.campuskitchens.org or join CKP and several MLK Grantees blogging and tweeting about their MLK Day projects. Follow their progress on Twitter (campuskitchens #mlkday), The Campus Kitchens Project Facebook Fan Page, or visit the blog at campuskitchens.org/blog.
For more information about local King Day of Service programs and Campus Kitchens, please visit www.campuskitchens.org/national/locations or refer to the contacts below:
The Campus Kitchen at Jacksonville
The Campus Kitchen at University of
The Campus Kitchen at Northwestern
The Campus Kitchen at Johns Hopkins
The Campus Kitchen at University of Maryland Eastern Shore – Shady Grove
St. Andrew's Episcopal School
Tikvat Israel (MLK Grantee)
Youth & Family Programming Department
The Campus Kitchen at Augsburg College
The Campus Kitchen at Minnesota State -- Mankato
The Campus Kitchen at Saint Louis University
The Campus Kitchen at Wake Forest (MLK Grantee)
Duke University (MLK Grantee)
Duke Center for Civic Engagement -- Durham Programs
The Campus Kitchen at University of Nebraska -- Kearney
University of Nebraska at Omaha
The Campus Kitchen at St. Lawrence University (MLK Grantee)
David Garner Center for Volunteerism
The Campus Kitchen at Gettysburg College (MLK Grantee)
Champions of Caring (MLK Grantee)
The Campus Kitchen at Lee University (MLK Grantee)
New Life Community Kitchen
The Campus Kitchen at Baylor University
The Campus Kitchen at University of Vermont
The Campus Kitchen at the College of William and Mary (MLK Grantee)
The Campus Kitchen at Washington & Lee University (MLK Grantee)
The Campus Kitchen at Gonzaga University
Everett Community College
Center for Service Learning
United Way of Pierce County
The Campus Kitchen at Gonzaga College High School
The Campus Kitchen at Marquette University
The Campus Kitchen at the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire (MLK Grantee)
SOURCE The Campus Kitchens Project