Starting April 5, 16 Campus Kitchens across the country will kickoff a week-long "Raise the Dough" fundraising challenge to benefit their localcommunities through hunger relief efforts. In support of studentcommunity service, The Campus Kitchens Project is sponsoring prizes up to$1,000 for students that raise the most money or involve the most individualdonors through the online campaign.
Campus Kitchens use on-campus kitchen space and engage students asvolunteers to prepare and deliver free meals to those in need. Programs are ledby student leaders, who volunteer to plan menus, line up food donations, runcooking shifts, and organize food delivery.
"At our Campus Kitchen, we feed the community throughout the yearwith food that would have gone to waste on campus. But this fundraisingchallenge is a way for us to supply our pantry with staples that ensure thosemeals will be balanced and healthy," explains Jenny Bird, coordinator at theCampus Kitchen at Saint Louis University, a Raise the Dough participant andlast year's runner-up in the competition.
From April 5 to April 12, Campus Kitchens will compete to see whocan raise the most money for tools essential to their hunger-fighting efforts,including gardening supplies, insulated meal delivery bags, and fresh produce.Because they rely on donated food, students are able to stretch these dollarsand create over 250,000 meals each year.
Participating Campus Kitchens include:
- EastCarolina University
- KentState University
- SaintLouis University
- St.Lawrence University
- Collegeof William and Mary
- Universityof Georgia
- Universityof Maryland Eastern Shore
- Universityof Nebraska Kearney
- Universityof Massachusetts Boston
Individuals can donate online. Prize-winning kitchens will be announced April 13, 2013.