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Campus Kitchen Volunteers Sought for Summer

Hunger doesn't take a summer vacation. Neither do we.


Maybe there are not as many students around over the summer months as during the regular academic year, but food insecurity certainly doesn't take a summer vacation. The Campus Kitchen at Minnesota State University, Mankato will continue to operate over the summer, but on a lighter schedule. Instead of holding operations five days a week, the Campus Kitchen will only operate three days a week, provided the program has community volunteer support, according to Karen Anderson, Campus Kitchen Manager.

Food will be delivered to community partners on Tuesdays. Donations will be picked up from local restaurants on Wednesday mornings, and packaging will take place immediately afterwards. Volunteers are sought for packaging on Wednesdays from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm. 

"By condensing the work to three days, we still support our community partners at a time when we don't have as many student volunteers and leaders," said Anderson. "This also provides the opportunity for offices, teams, community groups and individuals to spend a few hours supporting food insecurity, at a time when fresh, healthy food access is important to our rural area," she continued.

The Campus Kitchen Garden will also be maintained, growing fresh produce to share with community partners.

To sign up for one of the shifts, visit the OrgSync form. The Campus Kitchen is located at 331 Dillon Avenue. For further information, contact Karen Anderson, 507-389-6076.

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