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LWC Campus Kitchen awarded $3,000 to Adair Co. fight hunger
Student volunteers from Lindsey Wilson College win grant to address hunger in Columbia, KY
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By Venus Popplewell, Director of Public Relations
Lindsey wilson College, Columbia, KY
COLUMBIA, KY. - The Campus Kitchens Project, the leading national nonprofit empowering students to fight hunger and food waste, today announced that five schools in the national Campus Kitchens network will each receive $3,000 to address rural hunger in their community. The sub-grants totaling $15,000 are sponsored by CoBank.
The Campus Kitchen at Lindsey Wilson College launched in 2016 and was the 54th Campus Kitchen to join the growing national network. At Campus Kitchens across the country, students lead efforts to combat food waste and hunger by collecting surplus food from on-campus dining halls, community gardens, restaurants, and grocery stores and transforming it into healthy meals.
The $3000 sub-grant from CoBank will support student volunteers with the Campus Kitchen at Lindsey Wilson College to supply nutritious meals sourced from local and sustainable partnerships to 70+ rural clients on a weekly basis as well as build and implement nutrition education programming for residents of Adair County through partnerships with local organizations.
The 2017 cohort of five Campus Kitchens who will be part of the CoBank Rural Hunger Outreach Network are:
Abigail Biddle, Student Coordinator of the Campus Kitchen at Lindsey Wilson College, said, "I see so much hunger through my service in the schools. Kids have told me, 'I don't know what I'm going to eat this weekend; I don't want it to be summer because I won't have food.' We're helping far more people than we thought we could at first, creating one night a week when someone living in poverty doesn't have to worry about whether or not they'll have food. Just knowing that one more person doesn't have to go to bed hungry is so rewarding, but of course, we can always do more. A lot of social justice issues stem from hunger, so I'm really excited to see how adding an educational component to our outreach can help build a healthier community in Adair County."
In the last academic year, student volunteers with The Campus Kitchens Project recovered more than 1.3 million pounds of wasted food and served nearly 350,000 meals to those in need.
About The Campus Kitchens Project
Founded in 2001, The Campus Kitchens Project is a national organization that empowers student volunteers to fight hunger and food waste in their community. On 58 university and high school campuses across the country, students transform unused food from dining halls, grocery stores, restaurants, and farmers' markets into meals that are delivered to local agencies serving those in need. By taking the initiative to run a community kitchen, students develop entrepreneurial and leadership skills, along with a commitment to serve their community, that they will carry with them into future careers. Each Campus Kitchen goes beyond meals by using food as a tool to promote poverty solutions, implement garden initiatives, participate in nutrition education, and convene food policy events. Website: www.campuskitchens.org
CoBank is a $120 billion cooperative bank serving vital industries across rural America. The bank provides loans, leases, export financing and other financial services to agribusinesses and rural power, water and communications providers in all 50 states. The bank also provides wholesale loans and other financial services to affiliated Farm Credit associations serving farmers, ranchers and other rural borrowers in 23 states around the country. CoBank is a member of the Farm Credit System, a nationwide network of banks and retail lending associations chartered to support the borrowing needs of U.S. agriculture, rural infrastructure and rural communities. Headquartered outside Denver, Colorado, CoBank serves customers from regional banking centers across the U.S. and also maintains an international representative office in Singapore. Web site: at www.cobank.com.
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