the Campus Kitchen
at William and Mary
Strengthen bodies. Empower minds. Build communities.
WHO WE ARE
Our group is an affiliate of the national volunteer organization, The Campus Kitchens Project. Our goal is to use existing resources to meet nutritional and hunger needs, while also empowering individuals and fostering connections between college and community. Altogether, we serve meals to nearly 100 food-insecure residents each week totaling a near 10,000 meals a year.
Interested in volunteering with us? Sign up for a shift today!
HOW WE DO IT
PROGRAMS AND FUNDRAISING EVENTS
Each year CKWM prepares festive, homemade Thanksgiving turkey dinners for the low-income neighborhoods we serve. This event allows families to better enjoy their Thanksgiving dinners without having to worry about how to afford a meal. In 2013, The Black Law Students Association helped us collect more than 3,000 canned and dry goods for the event, while the Department of Human Services in Williamsburg helped distribute surplus supplies. Soldiers from Ft. Eustis sorted and packaged many of these goods for us.
RAISE THE DOUGH
RTD is CKWM's biggest fundraiser of the year. This year from February 19-26, Campus Kitchens across the nation will compete in an online fundraising challenge to benefit their local communities for hunger relief efforts. Last year we raised over $3,000 and ranked 4th amongst other colleges, which is AMAZING. This year, we hope to beat our previous record!
MEET THE EXECUTIVE BOARD 2016
Frequently asked questions as well as information about our policies:
INTERESTED IN DOING A GROUP SHIFT WITH YOUR ORGANIZATION?
CKWM currently provides other student clubs and organizations group reservations for cooking shifts ONLY. All you have to do is email PR Chair Wendy (firstname.lastname@example.org) and let her know the date and number of people (max 10) you would like to have participate. Have a list of volunteer names ready prior to the shift.
NEED COURT-ORDERED COMMUNITY SERVICE HOURS?
No matter which shift you volunteer at for community service hours, you must contact us in advance and receive approval before volunteering. Email email@example.com for Fun at Five, CKWMcookingteam@gmail.com for Cooking Shifts, and firstname.lastname@example.org for Delivery Shifts. After the shift is over, let the respective shift leaders know so that they can fill out your forms.
IS COOKING EXPERIENCE NEEDED TO VOLUNTEER?
No experience is necessary! Cooking isn't the sole job during cooking shifts; we also need volunteers to help wash and cut vegetables, package the meals, and clean the kitchen equipment. And you can always learn how to cook from our Cooking Chairs and Shift Leaders!
INTERESTED IN BECOMING A SHIFT LEADER/MEAL PLANNER?
If you like to cook/are interested in cooking and planning, please email our co-coordinators Annie or Thomeka (email@example.com) and let them know. If you would like to sign up to be trained for a DELIVERY shift leader, all you have to do is sign up for one delivery shift via VolunteerHub and you can be trained in just one shift! If you would like to be trained to be a COOKING shift leader, we will be holding cooking shift leader training every month. We are also looking for MEAL PLANNERS to create weekly meals using the food donated to us earlier in the week for our cooking shifts.
CKWM IN THE NEWS
- Giving Thanks: William & Mary students combine resources to feed needy families - November 23, 2016
- Scene@WM: Turkeypalooza 2016 - November 22, 2016
- In spirit of Thanksgiving, students deliver meals to those in need - November 20, 2016
- What Makes Turkeypalooza a Success? - December 11, 2015
- 'Turkeypalooza' provides Thanksgiving meals to local families- November 24, 2015
- Scene@WM: Turkeypalooza - November 24, 2015Campus Kitchen volunteers lend time and effort to help others - December 8, 2014
- Mason feeds the community through Campus Kitchen- May 24, 2013
- W&M Campus Kitchen honored by governor- May 8th, 2012
- Students capture two Governor's Service Awards - May 8th, 2012
- Research Paper on Boys and Girls Club, Campus Kitchen, and Lafayette Village - April 16th, 2012
- Molly Bulman '12 to receive Monroe Prize - January 25th, 2012
- OCES Sponsors Speakers on Hunger Issues - November 18th, 2011