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Kelsey Sizer ’12, Shiri Yadlin ’12, and Rosemary Kelley ’10 model our new backpacks!
The registration table for our 50,000 meals celebration!
Patrick Brennan ’10 cooking ribs for the Shepherd Advisory Board Meeting.  We had enough ribs left from the dinner to add them to our meals for Habitat families too!
Volunteers (including Harlan Beckley) prepare the garden on Nabors Service Day.
CKWL Year in Review:
September *In partnership with the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank, the Lexington Wal-Mart began donating food to CKWL.  The food is an average of 1,000 lbs each week! * A partnership with the Free Clinic to serve meals at Diabetic Group visits began.  Cristin Quinn ’10 and Andrea Hanick ’10 initiated the project after their experiences with the Shepherd Alliance.*
October *Leadership Team members Morten Wendelbo ‘12 and Maya Reimi ’12 accompanied coordinator Jenny Sproul to the CKP National Conference in Washington DC. * CKP served it’s one millionth meal. * Spouses of the Board of Trustees volunteered with CKWL.*
November *As we do each year, CKWL volunteers served a full thanksgiving meal to each of our clients.  There were 24 turkeys, 250 meals and 82 volunteers worth of Campus Kitchen fun! * We also kicked off our Backpack Program at Natural Bridge Elementary, making food available for the weekends for the 66% of students who receive free or reduced school lunch.*
December *Our alternative gift cards fundraiser raised over $1,000 on campus.  Look for an e-mail about purchasing cards in December 2010. * ARAMARK at VMI (the catered dining service) began making donations to CKWL.  Special thanks to supervising chef Geoff Schneider for getting the program off the ground.  *Five new students joined the Leadership Team.*
January *As a celebration of MLK Day, CKWL began meal delivery to Glasgow (a town in Rockbridge County about 30 minutes outside of LCOOY).  The meal delivery continues the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month.*
February * Application was put in to the United Way for support.  CKWL has been an agency supported by the United Way since 2009, and funding from them supports our core budget. * A local news station covered our Backpack Program.*
March *CKWL served its 50,000th meal at the Magnolia Center on March 12. * We celebrated the event on campus with a 5K race March 20th.  Our celebrity runners were Harlan Beckley, Director of the Shepherd Program, and Scott Dittman, the University Registrar.  Junior Luke Ellis won the race.*
April *A very successful catered dinner (featuring ribs made by Patrick Brennan ’10) was served to the Shepherd Alumni Advisory Board when they visited campus for their annual meeting. * CKWL began a partnership with ESOL to serve the local Hispanic Population by providing a meal and tutoring services.  This alternates our Glasgow deliveries and serves as a trial run for the next academic year.  First Year Danielle Breidung orchestrated the entire event. * Volunteers begin to work in our on-campus organic garden so we can have fresh produce all summer long.*
May *Our pancake breakfast fundraiser changed its look this year- we partnered with W&L Catering and the Alumni Office to join the Saturday morning Presidential Breakfast- serving custom made pancakes and getting the word out about CKWL! * CKWL goes green with reusable individual meal containers. * Our two summer interns (Morten Wendelbo ‘12 and Kathryn Marsh-Soloway ’13) will get an early start on their work due to the shortened spring term!*
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