Providing Meals, Growing Gardens and Giving Hope

Jan 14, 2010, 09:00 ET from The Campus Kitchens Project

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:

FLORIDA

The Campus Kitchen at Jacksonville

University  

Thamecia Bullard

904-256-7234

The Campus Kitchen at University of

Florida  

Nicole Johnson

352-273-3521

ILLINOIS

The Campus Kitchen at Northwestern

University  

Joanna Racho      

847-491-6925

MARYLAND

The Campus Kitchen at Johns Hopkins

University  

Jessica Zha

410-516-4777

The Campus Kitchen at University of Maryland Eastern ShoreShady Grove

Lori Paddy

301-738-6057

St. Andrew's Episcopal School

(MLK Grantee)

Charles James

301-983-5200

Tikvat Israel (MLK Grantee)

Youth & Family Programming Department

Lynn Berk  

301-762-7338

MINNESOTA

The Campus Kitchen at Augsburg College  

Brian Noy

612-330-1624

The Campus Kitchen at Minnesota State -- Mankato

Sammie Eckerson

507-389-6076

MISSOURI

The Campus Kitchen at Saint Louis University  

Jenny Bird

314-977-3881

NORTH CAROLINA

The Campus Kitchen at Wake Forest (MLK Grantee)

Shelley Graves

336-758-3705

Duke University (MLK Grantee)

Duke Center for Civic Engagement -- Durham Programs  

Amber Whitley

919-684-5213

NEBRASKA

The Campus Kitchen at University of Nebraska -- Kearney

Justine Tschetter

308-865-8078

University of Nebraska at Omaha

(MLK Grantee)

Shelley Henderson

402-554-3268

NEW YORK

The Campus Kitchen at St. Lawrence University (MLK Grantee)

David Garner Center for Volunteerism

Caitlin Christie

207-610-2962

PENNSYLVANIA

The Campus Kitchen at Gettysburg College (MLK Grantee)

Kim Davidson

717-337-6490

Champions of Caring (MLK Grantee)

Brianne Tangney

610-527-1934

TENNESSEE

The Campus Kitchen at Lee University (MLK Grantee)

JR Lilly

423-544-2118

New Life Community Kitchen

(MLK Grantee)

Amber Bush

423-544-2118

TEXAS

The Campus Kitchen at Baylor University  

Anna Imose

254-710-1874

VERMONT

The Campus Kitchen at University of Vermont  

Sarah Heim

802-656-2060

VIRGINIA

The Campus Kitchen at the College of William and Mary (MLK Grantee)

Timmy Siverd

434-865-4560

The Campus Kitchen at Washington & Lee University (MLK Grantee)

Jenny Sproul

540-460-7389

WASHINGTON

The Campus Kitchen at Gonzaga University  

Emily Paulson

509-313-6939

Everett Community College

(MLK Grantee)  

Center for Service Learning

Sharon Stultz

425-388-9007

United Way of Pierce County

(MLK Grantee)

Youth United

Lisa Taylor

253-682-1824

WASHINGTON, DC

The Campus Kitchen at Gonzaga College High School

Robert Sproul

202-336-7185

WISCONSIN

The Campus Kitchen at Marquette University

Amanda Parrell

414-288-0342

The Campus Kitchen at the University of WisconsinEau Claire (MLK Grantee)

Don Mowry

715-8364649

SOURCE The Campus Kitchens Project



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