Student-Powered Hunger Relief

Mid-Year Resolution Check-in!

, June 19th, 2017

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In January, we set five #ckpresolutions for 2017. Now that we are halfway through the year, we wanted to check in and see how we’re doing with those goals! June is also a perfect time to reflect on your academic year and the goals you set. Share them with us using #ckpresolutions.

1)      Grow our community

We were excited to launch five new Campus Kitchens this spring including Shenandoah University, Williams College, Austin Peay State University, James Madison University and our second community college, NorthWest Arkansas Community College. Do you know someone who is interested in starting a Campus Kitchen at their school? Connect them with us today! We have a launch grant competition coming up this fall that is a perfect way to get a new Campus Kitchen up and running!

2)      Fight On-Campus Hunger

As part of our partnership with the Rockefeller Foundation and Universities Fighting World Hunger, we created the Trash Hunger, Not Food toolkit. This toolkit will to not only better equip you as a food waste champion, but also to help you mobilize your school to become a hunger-free campus. Another great resource is from our friends at the Wisconsin HOPE Lab and their latest publication: Hungry and Homeless: Results From a National Study of Basic Needs Insecurity in Higher Education. They also created a Guide to Assessing Basic Needs Insecurity in Higher Education to help you take action on your campus. On-campus hunger continues to be a focus of ours and we plan on rolling out additional resources over the next year.

3)      Make the 2017 Food Waste & Hunger Summit Our Biggest and Best Yet!

All we can say about this #ckpresolution is thank you! We had a great time at Summit Squared and hope you did too. Weren’t able to attend? Catch up on all the highlights here!

4)      Recover Our 7 Millionth Pound of Food

We are well on our way to hitting the 7-Million-pound mark and surpassing it! As of June 5, we have recovered over 6,880,000 pounds of food at more than 60 locations. This year alone, with the help of over 31,000 volunteer hours, we have recovered 390,417 pounds of food and served 152,240 meals.  Keep up the great work, #hungerfighters!

5)     Build and Grow our Community through the Campus Kitchen Center

We have over 150 schools on the Center, including both current schools and planning schools! This summer, we’ll be rolling out some exciting new updates on The Center, so now is a great time to log on and take a look around.  Plus, all points will be reset this summer! Cash your points in for prizes now! Do you have ideas or suggestions for the Center? Feel free to share them with us by e-mailing Annie at awheeler@campuskitchens.org.

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