2007 Campus Kitchens Project Leadership Conference

Posted by on July 2, 2007

2007 Campus Kitchens Project Leadership Conference
Urban Hunger. Rural Hunger. One Solution: You!
October 18 – 21, 2007
Minneapolis & Mankato, MN

Host Sites: Augsburg College (Minneapolis) &
Minnesota State University Mankato (Mankato)

Conference Highlights
Join more than 75 students and staff from current and prospective Campus Kitchens for a weekend of leadership development and strategic planning. Highlights of the weekend include:
? Meet other students engaged in hunger relief
? Tour a Campus Kitchen
? Witness student-powered initiatives
? Learn about social entrepreneurship
? Develop a Local Foods Initiatives
? Experience a campus-based community garden
? Learn how to start your own Campus Kitchen
? Gain fundraising skills
? Recognize the CKP Volunteer of the Year
? Enjoy a tour of Minnesota

Our Organization
The Campus Kitchens Project is a student-powered hunger relief organization. Our mission is to use service as a tool to strengthen bodies, empower minds, and build communities. We empower thousands of students each year to recycle food from their cafeterias, turn these donations into nourishing meals, and deliver those meals (along with a friendly visit) to those who need it most in communities across the country.

We?re located at 10 schools: big and small schools; rural and urban; colleges and high schools. We?ve utilized more than 525,000 pounds of food to prepare and deliver more than 480,000 meals. We?ve graduated 126 Culinary Job Training students, and engaged more than 10,000 students from 60 campuses in 121,000 volunteer hours.

About the Host Schools
For the first time in CKP history, two Campus Kitchens will host the CKP Leadership Conference. These two unique and successful program will provide a first-hand account of rural and urban hunger.
? Augsburg College (http://www.augsburg.edu): Located in the heart of Minneapolis, Augsburg College started a Campus Kitchen in 2003 that has played a key role in service learning and the local immigrant community.
? Minnesota State University Mankato (http://www.mnsu.edu): Located in southern Minnesota, MNSU became the first public school to host a Campus Kitchen in 2005. They are leaders in using innovative partnerships to support their service learning and hunger relief activities.


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