The Campus Kitchens Project (CKP)
The Campus Kitchens Project (CKP), is a leader in resourceful anti-hunger programs for communities around the country. The Campus Kitchen Washington DC, housed at St. Luke’s Mission Center, has just completed its pilot year, engaging in food recovery, meal prep and delivery once a month. Because of the great involvement and dedication of our volunteers, we are excited to expand our programs with the goal of serving a meal once a week by the end of the year.
Student leaders and volunteers from American University, Georgetown, and George Washington, members of our congregation, the National Cathedral, and other community organizations are making this new venture possible. We are recovering food from AU’s dining service partner, Bon Appétit, Georgetown's dining service partner, Aramark, the Bethesda metro Starbucks, Cleveland Park Chipotle, and Jericho Center of Hope Food Bank.
We have also just received a $3,000 grant from the National Campus Kitchens Project through AARP to hire two interns to expand our work with our community's senior populations, cooking up an end to isolation as well as hunger. We are delighted to support our local Aging in Place organization, the Glover Park Village, by supplying them meals for their Friday programs. With them we'll be looking to begin other programs as well, such as a "cooking for the community by the community" where folks can come in, cook and eat together and have meals to take home.
There are many new possibilities on the horizon in this year of growth, so come and join us in our work!
Join a food recovery team. Volunteers are needed to pick up pastries from Starbucks (7140 Wisconsin Ave. NW) on the designated Saturdays.
- Food Preparation and Delivery. Volunteers are needed for our Friday shifts (11:30am – 3:30pm) to help plan meals, prep meals, and cook them. The meals are then delivered across the street to the Guy Mason Center for the Glover Park Association (2nd and 4th Wednesdays) and also prepared for the St Luke's Shelter and the Metro House Shelter on a weekly basis. Other meals are prepared for Regency House and, as we can, the Hypothermia Shelter at St. Luke's Mission Center. Volunteers are also needed on Saturdays (11:30am - 3:30pm) to deliver meals to Regency House (3rd and 4th Saturdays) and shelters. If we don't have meals to deliver we clean and organize the kitchen as needed.
Volunteers MUST register for shifts through Lots of Helping Hands in order to ensure we don't have too many volunteers for any given shift.
To learn more about Campus Kitchen at the St. Luke’s Mission Center, contact David Hackney.
Learn about volunteer dates and sign up to participate through our online volunteer scheduling site The Metropolitan Church - Serve Now!
Bon Appétit Management Company is an onsite restaurant company that provides café and catering services to corporations, colleges and universities, and specialty venues. "We are proud to partner with The Campus Kitchen because we have the conviction that today can be a little better and a little more fulfilling than yesterday. We recognize the great power and importance of food, and that breaking bread together helps create a sense of community and comfort."
Bon Appétit was the first food service company to address the issues related to where our food comes from and how it is grown. We are still the largest restaurant company with such a high level of commitment to socially responsible practices. We do this for the well being of our communities and the environment. Learn more about sustainability initiatives and kitchen principles.