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Dedicated Students Forego Break to Serve at CC's Community Kitchen

Dedicated Students Forego Break to Serve at CC's Community Kitchen

Colorado College's Community Kitchen is a bit like the U.S. Postal Service: Regardless of rain, sleet, snow, or hail - or summer breaks, winter breaks, or block breaks - the kitchen serves a hot meal every Sunday to the hungry and homeless of Colorado Springs. This Thanksgiving break will be no different; although the college will be closed, a group of dedicated student volunteers will be sure that a hot meal is prepared and served at the Community Kitchen on Sunday.

The kitchen runs on donations from Bon App├ętit, the food-management company at Colorado College, and several local restaurants and grocery stores. Once a week, volunteers pick up donations from around the city with which to create the Sunday meal. This year, for the first time ever, the kitchen was selected as a recipient of the Give 2011! campaign, which guarantees the kitchen at least $2,500 for operating expenses.

Colorado College students have been operating the Community Kitchen, one of the oldest student-run community kitchens in the country, each and every Sunday since 1992, and will celebrate its 20th anniversary in April. The kitchen averages about 200 guests each Sunday, and served a high of 300 guests this summer.

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