LOCAL FARMER’S MARKET GLEANING
I have just recently joined this amazing service organization on campus called Campus Kitchens Project. They just recently became a new organization at JMU this past semester and I can’t wait to get more involved with them!
Campus Kitchens Project can be found in many universities across the nation educating people about food waste, hunger relief, and building strong communities. I will provide a link at the end of this post in case anyone would like to check them out and maybe even start a chapter in your own university!
This past Saturday we went farmer’s market gleaning which means that we take any leftover food that the farmers were willing to donate for the day and deliver it to a local food bank or shelter. I feel very strongly about the amount of food waste we produce in our country and if I can make even a small impact on reducing the amount, I feel like I have made at least one person’s day by providing them a meal that they may have never gotten.
To me, food is more than just making a really pretty Instagram worthy meal. Food is about the people who grow it, prepare it, and eat it. It’s about understanding how fortunate we are to be able to eat the food we want to most of the time.
Campus Kitchens Project | http://www.campuskitchens.org/