Campus Kitchen at Washington and Lee

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When was your organization founded and what is its mission statement?

2006. The mission of The Campus Kitchens Project is to use service as a way to strengthen bodies, empower minds, and build communities (additional wording on go.wlu.edu/ckwl if desired).

What is the name of your director?

Jenny Davidson

What programs and services does your organization offer and to whom are they offered?

Congregate meal service to agency partners, individual meal delivery to clients referred by agency partners, Backpack Program to pre-K and elementary-aged students and the Mobile Food Pantry, which currently serves on a monthly basis in Goshen and Buena Vista.

Please list any available statistics demonstrating your organization’s recent successes:

Backpack Program for 2015-2016 school year is serving 704 area children; 238 individuals served through September’s Mobile Food Pantry program; 41,716 meals served in the 2014-2015 academic year.

Please list any important upcoming events/milestones and dates for each:

10th Birthday- fall 2016 250,000th meal served- anticipated March/April 2016.

Please list any community partnerships:

CKWL partners with: Habitat (referrals), RAISE(referrals), Davita Dialysis Center (referrals), Manor at Natural Bridge, Family Preservation Services, Lexington Office on Youth, Rockbridge Area Occupational Center, Magnolia Center, Rockbridge County Schools, Buena Vista City Schools, Lexington City Schools, Blue Ridge Autism and Achievement Center, Yellow Brick Road, Concerned Citizens of Glasgow, Saturday’s Child, Community Table, Goshen Public Library, local churches.

What volunteer opportunities are available at your agency?

Shifts- recovery, delivery and cooking. All are listed on our website.

Why is working for this organization important to you?

Students have the opportunity to make a real impact on a pressing need (hunger) in the local community, while also developing leadership skills and relaying their community based knowledge into the classroom.

What is your favorite memory of working with this organization?

Lunch shifts at RAOC/Magnolia Center- I’ve been visiting the agencies over the course of nine years, so it is always a joy to see employees/clients.

Please list your organization’s website and links to any social media accounts: