TROY Campus Kitchen to take part in "Raise the Dough" fundraiser

Posted: Thursday, 19 February 2015

TROY - The Campus Kitchen at Troy University will compete with other schools in the Campus Kitchens network during an online fundraiser the week of Feb. 20-27.

The "Raise the Dough" campaign seeks to raise funds to support that Campus Kitchen's weekly operations at TROY, nutritional education efforts and future plans for community gardening.

Last fall, Troy University became the 40th school in the nation to join the Campus Kitchens Project, which seeks to fight hunger and reduce food waste by turning unused food from campus dining facilities into meals for local residents in need.

The Campus Kitchen at TROY works in partnership with Sodexo-Troy Dining Services to direct food to families and children at the Head Start program and Christian Love Center in Troy.

"More than 1,000 meals have been delivered to those in need in our local community since November, and we project to serve more than 3,500 meals by the end of the Spring semester," said Jonathan Cellon, Coordinator of Service Learning and Civic Engagement at TROY.

To participate in the "Raise the Dough" campaign, visit starting Feb. 20. The top schools will receive cash prizes.

For more information, contact the Office of Service Learning and Civic Engagement at 334-808-6349.

Hill Harper