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Recognition for Campus Kitchen, Habitat… and invite to awards program


Also honored at the May 15 awards program on the eve of commencement will be two student organizations. Campus Kitchen of UW-Green Bay will receive Student Organization of the Year honors, and Habitat for Humanity’s Philippines Trip will receive recognition for Student Organization Service Project of the Year.

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You’re invited — The University Leadership Awards program takes place at 6 p.m. Friday, May 15, in the University Theatre, with a reception to follow in the University Union Phoenix Room. At past events, both student honorees and their families have expressed great appreciation to those faculty or staff members able to attend. If you are interested in attending, please RSVP by Friday, May 8.

Fundraising contest for UWGB’s Campus Kitchen

Sarah Himmelheber, assistant professor of Social Work, shares word that Friday (Feb. 20) began a week-long fundraising contest for the Campus Kitchen project at UW-Green Bay. During the fall semester, the team amassed 223 volunteer hours, recovered 587 pounds of food, and created and distributed 279 meals to community members in need. This semester, Campus Kitchen-UWGB is working with the Aging and Disability Resource Center of Brown County to expand its meal programming with older adults. They’ll be raising money via online donations and competing with other Campus Kitchen branches. The top three earning schools, as well as the school with the most individual donors, will receive additional funds from the national office. Donation levels begin at $10. The link to donate is http://www.razoo.com/story/Raise-Dough-For-Ckuwgb.

AARP grant provides $3,000 boost to Campus Kitchens


The national Campus Kitchens Project announced earlier this week that the affiliate at UW-Green Bay will be one of 10 college and university programs to receive grants focused on the growing problem of older adult hunger. The $3,000 grant to UW-Green Bay is made possible by the AARP Foundation to address factors ranging from transportation and mobility issues, to lack of access to fresh produce, to isolation. “One of the values we reinforce with our Campus Kitchen chapters is that we’ll never end hunger with food alone,” said national director Laura Toscano. “Its not only about using existing resources on campus to deliver meals, but to create and test new programmatic and infrastructure-based solutions to the root causes of hunger.” The Campus Kitchens program at UW-Green Bay is joined in receiving the grant by fellow programs at Augsburg, Baylor, Gonzaga, Lee, Marquette, UMass-Boston, Georgia, Kentucky and Washington and Lee universities.

Feeding the need: UW-Green Bay’s Campus Kitchens project featured by Fox 11

Fox 11’s Making a Difference segment profiled UW-Green Bay’s Campus Kitchens Project in a Wednesday (Nov. 26) story, introducing viewers to the organization that’s reducing food waste while feeding the hungry in our community. Reporter/anchor Michelle Melby tagged along as Campus Kitchens students prepared a recent meal at the NEW Community Shelter, speaking with them about the experience — and how it feels to be making a difference. “I don’t think people know how much food is being wasted,” said student Naomi Moua. “And how much we can reuse some of that and give it to those who are in need.” Melby also spoke with Campus Kitchens faculty adviser Sarah Himmelheber, Social Work, who helped students apply for the necessary grant and launch Campus Kitchens last year. Full story.

Thanks for Giving promotion offers Bookstore discount for a donation


The annual Thanks For Giving promotion is going on through Friday (Nov. 21) at The Phoenix Bookstore. All donations support the UW-Green Bay Campus Kitchen project to help feed the hungry. Donate a non-perishable food item or cash, and receive a discount coupon valid on your entire clothing and gift purchase. Give more, and you’ll save more: It’s 10% off for one donated item, 20% off for two, and 30% off for a donation of three or more items or three or more dollars.

In the news: Campus Kitchens launch a success

UW-Green Bay’s Campus Kitchens launch got some nice media play this weekend during the group’s inaugural meal service at Fort Howard Apartments in Green Bay. As we told you here before, Campus Kitchens works to recover food that would otherwise go to waste and serve it to those in need. UW-Green Bay earned a $5,000 grant earlier this year after a hard-fought competition, and on Saturday became the 36th Campus Kitchen nationwide — and only the third in Wisconsin — to join the national network.

You can check out Green Bay Press-Gazette coverage, with video, as well as a story from NBC 26, here:
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In the news: launch of Campus Kitchens

UW-Green Bay’s Campus Kitchens launch got some nice media play for the group’s inaugural meal service May 3 at Fort Howard Apartments in Green Bay. As we told you here before, Campus Kitchens works to recover food that would otherwise go to waste and serve it to those in need. UW-Green Bay earned a $5,000 grant earlier this year after a hard-fought competition, and on Saturday became the 36th Campus Kitchen nationwide — and only the third in Wisconsin — to join the national network. You can check out Green Bay Press-Gazette coverage, with video, as well as a story from NBC 26.

 

Waste less, feed more: UW-Green Bay Campus Kitchen set for official launch

After a hard-fought grant competition and a semester’s worth of preparation, UW-Green Bay officially will launch its Campus Kitchen Saturday (May 3), turning leftover dining service food into delicious, healthy meals for those in need. We told you this winter about the efforts of the Feeding the Hungry and Reducing Waste student organization, which earned a $5,000 Campus Kitchens start-up grant after placing in the top five of a nationwide competition. Working in conjunction with the Social Work program, a dedicated team of students and others have laid the groundwork for Saturday’s launch, which will take place during the lunch hour at Fort Howard Apartments on Green Bay’s near west side. With that meal, UW-Green Bay will become one of 36 schools — and only three in Wisconsin — that are part of the national network. Our news release has the details.

UW-Green Bay students to launch Campus Kitchen to address hunger, food waste

On Saturday, May 3, the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay will join The Campus Kitchens Project network and launch the Campus Kitchen at UW-Green Bay, a student-run organization that will provide free, healthy meals to Green Bay residents by using donated food that would otherwise go to waste. With the program’s official status, UW-Green Bay will be one of 36 schools — and only the third in Wisconsin — that are part of the national network.

“The student leadership team has been working hard over the school year planning for this moment,” said UW-Green Bay student Kate Bodart. “We are so excited to see our planning come to life. We are very grateful for the support of the College of Professional Studies, the Social Work Professional Program, A’viands Dining Services and the community who voted for us in the grant competition. This support has made the Campus Kitchen at UWGB a reality.”

At each Campus Kitchen nationwide, students lead efforts to combat food waste and hunger by collecting surplus food from dining halls, community gardens, restaurants and grocery stores and transforming it into healthy meals. The Campus Kitchen at UW-Green Bay, sponsored by the office of Social Work Professional Programs, is the third Campus Kitchen in Wisconsin and the second in the University of Wisconsin System, joining the Campus Kitchen at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. Volunteers with the Campus Kitchen at UW-Green Bay will initially serve the nearby Fort Howard Apartments, 141 N. Chestnut Ave., Green Bay, and plan on adding additional client agencies during the fall semester. Its Saturday, May 3 launch will serve residents lunch at 11:30 a.m.

“We are delighted to welcome the Campus Kitchen at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay into our growing national network,” said Laura Toscano, director of The Campus Kitchens Project. “The students and staff at UWGB have done an incredible job of working together to get ready for their launch. It’s truly exciting to see their vision become a reality with the help of our online planning tools, dedicated support staff, and a $5,000 grant from Sodexo Foundation.”

UW-Green Bay is one of seven universities that participated in the first-ever Campus Kitchen launch grant video competition sponsored by Sodexo Foundation in late January. A diverse group of campus representatives created a video explaining why their community would benefit from a Campus Kitchen and rallied thousands of supporters to vote for their video. By the end of the competition, UW-Green Bay received more than 4,800 votes and won a $5,000 grant to bring The Campus Kitchens Project to campus.

The Campus Kitchen at UW-Green Bay will conduct cooking shifts in UW-Green Bay’s dining services kitchen and will initially recover food from A’viands campus dining service. It will work in conjunction with NEW Community Shelter.

In the last academic year, 33 Campus Kitchens across the country rescued more than 404,000 pounds of food and served 279,680 meals to 9,365 clients. The media contact for The Campus Kitchens Project is Linda Kurtz, (202) 847-0225 or lkurtz@campuskitchens.org.

About The Campus Kitchens Project

The Campus Kitchen Project
Founded in 2001, The Campus Kitchens Project is a national organization that empowers student volunteers to fight hunger in their community. On 36 university and high school campuses across the country, students transform unused food from dining halls, grocery stores, restaurants, and farmers’ markets into meals that are delivered to local agencies serving those in need. By taking the initiative to run a community kitchen, students develop entrepreneurial and leadership skills, along with a commitment to serve their community, that they will carry with them into future careers. Each Campus Kitchen goes beyond meals by using food as a tool to promote poverty solutions, implement garden initiatives, participate in nutrition education, and convene food policy events. To learn more about our work or bring The Campus Kitchens Project to your school, visit www.campuskitchens.org.

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You voted, the community wins: UW-Green Bay earns Campus Kitchens grant

The votes are in and UW-Green Bay is officially a Campus Kitchens Project winner! Spearheaded by the Feeding the Hungry and Reducing Waste student organization, in conjunction with the Social Work program, the UW-Green Bay bid earned enough online votes for a $5,000 Campus Kitchens grant. The money will be used to facilitate a system that will take quality leftover UW-Green Bay food that would otherwise go to waste and distribute it to those who need it most in our community. We’ll bring you more on this great initiative as it unfolds. For now, thank you to everyone who voted, and congratulations to those involved! For more and more.