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Volunteer spotlight: Zach and Kelly from the Campus Kitchen at UGA

, November 11th, 2013

kelly & Zach spotlighta guest post by Leila Choucair, the Campus Kitchen at the University of Georgia (CKUGA) social media intern

The Campus Kitchen at UGA is so thankful for all of our incredible volunteers. We wanted to take a moment to spotlight a pretty cute couple who often volunteers together. They’re always so enthusiastic to volunteer and that enthusiasm is contagious! We asked them to tell us a little bit more about themselves and their volunteer experiences so far.

Kelly Lynch

Where are you from? Marietta, GA

What is your major? Consumer Foods

What shifts have you volunteered during and which is your favorite? I volunteer during the cooking and meal delivery shifts. My favorite is cooking because I love to cook and it’s so fun to see the food I made go into the hands of those in need when I deliver on Thursdays.

What made you want to get involved with the Campus Kitchen? It’s a fun way for me to serve others while doing something I love. It was also a great way for me to meet new people who have similar interests as I do, but who I wouldn’t normally get the chance to talk to.

How has your volunteer experience impacted you? CKUGA reminds me every week how important it is to give back. It keeps my life in perspective and I always leave my shifts happier than when I started.

Why would you recommend volunteering for Campus Kitchen to other students? Campus Kitchen is such a fun way to get involved and anyone can do it. Everyone who volunteers is really nice and welcoming and it’s so rewarding to see the impact you are making every week.

Fun fact about yourself: Every time I do the cooking shift I crack tons of eggs and cut pounds of chicken, but I’m actually a vegan.

Zach Grifenhagen

Where are you from? Columbus, GA

What is your major? Marketing

What shifts have you volunteered during and which is your favorite?  I volunteer during the cooking and meal delivery shifts. My favorite is delivering because I really like interacting with the community and meeting new people.

What made you want to get involved with the Campus Kitchen? I went to the first volunteer meeting and knew it was something I wanted to be involved with.

How has your volunteer experience impacted you? The coolest part about volunteering with CKUGA is the relationships. Whether it is a kid in elementary school or a grandmother struggling to get by, everyone we meet is grateful and I always leave their homes with a smile on my face.

Why would you recommend volunteering for Campus Kitchen to other students? Yes! It offers a great chance to be hands on while serving the community. CKUGA has lots of different volunteer opportunities available, from cooked to organizing to delivering. There’s something for everyone!

Fun fact about yourself: I am currently building a Chesapeake-style kayak in my garage!

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