The University of Nebraska at Kearney Campus Kitchen chapter is seeking clients, who would like to receive a weekly meal, according to Jon Watts, UNK assistant director of Business Services.
Those wishing to receive a weekly meal, or canned food delivery, can contact Watts by calling 308.865.8448.
Community members who desire to receive weekly meal service from Campus Kitchen must reside within the Kearney city limits. Clients are not charged for the meal. UNK students will begin meal delivery on Thursday, Sept. 6.
Campus Kitchens Project is part of a national student development and hunger relief organization. The project is a student-directed and student-driven initiative in which students collect food donations and recover un-served food from dining services, then use dining services cafeterias to prepare meals, and deliver those meals to low-income youth, seniors, families and community-based agencies.
In Kearney, Campus Kitchens clients range from families with children as young as 5-years-old to homebound seniors in their 90s, Watts said, noting that last year, the UNK volunteers provided more than 2,200 meals to food insecure clients in the Kearney area.
The UNK Campus Kitchen is a volunteer organization open not only to UNK students, faculty and staff, but also to community members. Meetings are held Tuesdays from 6 – 8 p.m. and Wednesdays from 3:30 – 5:30 p.m., on the second floor of the Nebraskan Student Union in the UNK Dining Service kitchen area.
For more information, or to coordinate a meal delivery, contact Watts at 308.865.8448 or firstname.lastname@example.org.