Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 55.35
Liaison James Biesecker
Submission Date Dec. 1, 2011
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Gettysburg College
Tier2-7: Food Donation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Gary Brautigam
No longer with the College
Dining Services
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Does the institution donate leftover or surplus food?:
Yes

A brief description of the food donation program:

The dining hall regularly donates unused leftover food to the Campus Kitchen Project, a student-run community kitchen founded in 2007 by student Louisa Polos'08 after a service-learning trip to DC Central Kitchen. The mission of the Campus Kitchens Project is to use service as a tool to:
* Strengthen Bodies by using existing resources to meet hunger and nutritional needs in the community;
* Empower Minds by providing leadership and service-learning opportunities to students, and educational benefits to adults, seniors, children, and families; and
* Build Communities by fostering a new generation of community-minded adults through resourceful and mutually beneficial partnerships among students, social service agencies, businesses and schools.

Since November 2007, the Campus Kitchen has rescued over 20,000 pounds of food and served over 10,000 meals.


The website URL where information about the food donation program is available:

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