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Church Reduces Food Waste at Campus Kitchen


Statistics from the Society of St. Andrew suggest that 40 percent of food produced in the United States ends up getting thrown away. Campus Kitchens is a program that collects surplus food from stores and restaurants and mobilizes student volunteers to turn that food waste into meals for the hungry and homeless. National United Methodist in Washington, DC runs a Campus Kitchen. Being close to several universities, the ministry draws lots of college students who are hungry to serve others.

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The Campus Kitchens Project is a nonprofit that partners with students and schools to recover food that would have gone to waste and transform it into nutritious meals for the community.The Campus Kitchen at Washington, D.C. is managed by the National United Methodist Church from their St. Luke’s Mission Center location.

This video was produced by United Methodist Communications in Nashville, TN.
Media contact is Fran Walsh, 615-742-5458.

This video was first posted on October 11, 2016 and updated in February 2019.