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The Campus Kitchen at Lindsey Wilson College participates in “Raise the Dough” online fundraising challenge

Posted on Friday, February 17, 2017 [11:07 AM]

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Columbia, KY. --  Starting today, student volunteers from the Campus Kitchen at Lindsey Wilson College will kick off a week-long "Raise the Dough" online fundraising challenge to benefit hunger relief efforts in Columbia, Kentucky. The challenge is hosted by The Campus Kitchens Project, the nation's leading nonprofit empowering students to fight hunger and food waste in their communities, and supported by the Craig Newmark Philanthropic Fund, a private fund created by craigslist founder Craig Newmark in 2016 to support and connect nonprofit communities and drive powerful civic engagement.

From February 17 to February 24, volunteers with the Campus Kitchen at Lindsey Wilson College will compete against 25 high schools and universities to see who will raise the most money to support their local hunger-fighting efforts. Cash prizes totaling $2500 will be awarded to Campus Kitchens that raise the most money or involve the largest number of individual donors through their online campaign. The Craig Newmark Philanthropic Fund will match every grassroots level donation of $100 or less, up to $7500, emphasizing that it's not just how much students raise, but the number of individuals students can inspire to join their movement that really matters.

Students and community members can support the Campus Kitchen at Lindsey Wilson College by donating to the fundraising page online starting at midnight on Friday, February 17.  As an organization with predominately college-age volunteers, the amount of the donation is less important than the number of individuals who participate. With a match from the Craig Newmark Philanthropic Fund, a nominal contribution of just $10 supports the efforts of CKLWC. Prize-winning kitchens will be announced by The Campus Kitchens Project on February 27, 2017.

"Getting people engaged in helping others is a big deal. It's how we'll change the world." Says Craig Newmark of craigslist and the Craig Newmark Philanthropic Fund.  

At each of the 58 Campus Kitchens nationwide, students lead efforts to combat food waste and hunger by collecting surplus food from on-campus dining halls, community gardens, restaurants, and grocery stores and transforming it into healthy meals. In the last academic year, Campus Kitchens across the country rescued more than 1,306,163 pounds of food and served 349,376 meals. Each Campus Kitchen goes beyond delivering meals to develop and implement innovative programs that address the root causes of hunger. 

To learn more about Campus Kitchen at Lindsey Wilson College, visit or contact Natalie Vickous, Director of Civic Engagement and Student Leadership at or call 270-384-7469.

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