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.