Thursday is a special day at Culinary Camp. On thursdays, the food that we cook in the morning is donated to Campus Kitchen, a SLU organization dedicated to delivering meals to various community agencies around St. Louis. Campus kitchen receives food donations and uses the food to make meals for those who need it. About 2,000 meals and snacks are delivered every month to places such as the Salvation Army Family Haven, Blumeyer community Center, the Ronald McDonald House, and the Council towers.
This morning, we made philly cheese steak sandwiches, homemade french fries, salad, and strawberry bread (yum!).
After cooking all of this delicious food for Campus Kitchen, the next step was to package all of the food so that it could be delivered.
After the food was packaged, it was ready to be given to Campus Kitchen to be distributed. We dropped off the packaged meals and volunteers at Campus Kitchen distributed them at Council Towers. We also toured Campus Kitchen and got a look at the huge equipment they use to cook large amounts of food.
Finally, we finished off the day with a pool party at SLUruba! It felt good to swim after a day of cooking!
Today was an awesome day! We learned about how we can use cooking to help people. It’s great to use a fun hobby to help those around us. And after a long hot week, an afternoon in the pool was just the thing to do!