Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 55.35
Liaison James Biesecker
Submission Date Dec. 1, 2011
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Gettysburg College
PAE-19: Community Sustainability Partnerships

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Gretchen Natter
Director of Center for Public Service
Center for Public Service
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Does the institution participate in community sustainability partnerships that meet the criteria for this credit?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s sustainability partnerships with the local community:

The Campus Kitchen Project was founded in 2007 by 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 from the campus dining hall and area food outlets and catering businesses, and has served over 10,000 meals to community groups and migrant families.


The website URL where information about sustainability partnerships is available:

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