A campus kitchen at Casper College? You can help Casper!

(Casper, Wyo.) – The Campus Kitchens Project , the leading national nonprofit empowering students to fight hunger and food waste in their communities, will host a launch grant video competition sponsored by the Sodexo Foundation. ​All this week May 2 through 9, four universities from across the country will compete to win a grant to start their own Campus Kitchen, providing free, healthful meals to those in need by using donated food that would otherwise go to waste. Our Casper College has one week to rally supporters to vote for their video on . ​The top three schools with the most votes at the end of the voting period will win a $5,000 grant sponsored by Sodexo Foundation to launch their own Campus Kitchen. In addition to providing more meals in their communities, student-led Campus Kitchen chapters at these universities will create explicable programs that have the power to fix the root causes of hunger specific to their community. Project organizer and supporter, Jamie Purcell at Wyoming Food for Thought commented, "Anything that we are doing as a community to help improve the lives of students, senior citizens, or really anybody in need is huge! When we have an opportunity like this one we ask for the communities help." She continued to report that voting is easy and the team appreciates every vote. In order to qualify as one of the finalists for the competition, students from Casper College submitted a video explaining why Casper would benefit from a Campus Kitchen. The winner of the launch grant video competition will join 23 other Campus Kitchens that focus on fighting food insecurity among senior citizens, and more than 50 Campus Kitchens around the country working to fight food waste and food insecurity in their communities. From May 2-9, visit this page once each day to vote for the school (or schools) you think will have the biggest impact in their community and on their campus. You may vote once every 24 hours per device! See the video below: Photos: h/t Casper College/Pitchengine Communities #oilcity #news #caspercollege