(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
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 www.campuskitchens.org .
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
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
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