The Campus Kitchen at the University of Virginia is a local chapter of the national Campus Kitchens Project. This nation-wide organization focuses on student-led hunger relief efforts that directly impact the local communities of universities. At UVa, we are an entirely student run organization that works with local partners such as the Local Food Hub and UVa Dining among others to resource food donations and provide MACAA’s Hope House and On Our Own with weekly meals. Our efforts are focused on reducing food waste while simultaneously providing nutritious meals and nutrition education to our community partners in need.
This summer, we have been fortunate enough to receive a grant from Ameriprise to fund a summer fellow focused on continuing our operations during the summer on Grounds. The fellow will be responsible for implementing the program with the support of CK@UVa and continually communicating with the national office. The position is a paid fellowship and the selected fellow will receive a stipend of $1,000.
The goals for the Summer Outreach program are to
- Serve 400 meals over the course of the summer
- Retain at least two clients between the months of May and August to provide them nutritious meals during the summer months
- Engage 20 volunteers during the course of the summer from UVa and other areas in the community
- Recover at least 200 pounds of food to commit to sustainability
Fellows must be available for a minimum of 8 weeks between the months of May and August 2014, and he/she must have a car. The expected commitment will be 5-7 hours per week.
Ideal candidates are students who
- Will already be in Charlottesville
- Have a passion for sustainability and hunger relief
- Have great leadership skills
- Are resourceful and able to coordinate between different parties
Please submit your application by April 20th, 2014 at 11:59 PM.
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