Campus Kitchen at Casper College
The Campus Kitchen at Casper College seeks volunteers to help pack meals. Volunteers will work under the direction of a student leader, and no cooking experience is required.
This year, we are asking that everyone utilize VHub to register for volunteering. This eliminates the need for paper, and helps us more accurately track volunteer hours: https://campuskitchens.volunteerhub.com/lp/ckcc/events
Casper College is taking a stand on food insecurity and food waste through a partnership with The Campus Kitchens Project. CKP is empowering the next generation of leaders to implement innovative models for combating hunger, developing food systems and helping communities help themselves. Casper College and CKP shares on-campus kitchen space, recovers food from cafeterias and engages students as volunteers who prepare and deliver meals to the community.
Benefits to the community include:
- Campus Kitchen rescues food that would otherwise have been thrown away and never used.
- Campus Kitchen provides nutritious food to those in need. Nearly 13% of the population in Casper is categorized as “food insecure” meaning they have challenges in accessing affordable and nutritious food.
Student volunteers develop partnerships, recover food, plan menus, run cooking shifts, organize drivers, garden, glean and teach nutrition education to children and families. They keep track of all of the paperwork (so we know everything’s being done safely), undergo formal food safety training, organize fundraisers, develop curriculum and recruit new student volunteers. They accomplish an incredible amount of work every day.
Benefits to the students include:
- Campus Kitchen provides an excellent environment for training in food service.
- Campus Kitchen empowers students because it is student-led.
- Any student may participate, not just those in hospitality programs.
- Students may volunteer alongside faculty and staff of the college and volunteers from the community.