The Campus Kitchens Project (CKP)
Gratitude Sunday - Sunday, November 23
On November 23, we will dedicate our commitments in all of our worship services and participate in a worship of Thanksgiving and Gratitude. Since spices are the most expensive item to purchase for our Campus Kitchen’s program, you are invited to bring a jar of spice to place on the altar as a symbol of your dedication and also to help fill the spice cupboard at our St. Luke’s Mission Center. A list of needed spices can be found here.
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, engages in food recovery, meal prep and delivery on a weekly basis. Student leaders and volunteers from American University, Georgetown, and George Washington, members of our congregation, the National Cathedral, and other community organizations make this possible. We are recovering food from Mom's Organic Market, Cleveland Park Chipotle, and local farmers markets.
In 2013, we 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. Campus Kitchen offers several shift days and times to choose from. Come and help out at one or all three options: Wednesdays - 3:30pm - 7m; Fridays - 2pm - 6pm; and Saturday 11:30am - 3:30pm. To find out more and sign up to volunteer, go to our new Campus Kitchen online resource, VolunteerHub.
To learn more about Campus Kitchen at the St. Luke’s Mission Center, contact Rev. Dottie Yunger.
Learn about volunteer dates and sign up to participate through our new Campus Kitchen online resource, VolunteerHub.