Week 6: Thursday: Campus Kitchen and Pool Day!

Today, the campers dedicated most of their morning to making meals for Campus Kitchen. Campus Kitchen is an organization on SLU’s campus which provides meals for those who are food insecure, meaning they may not know where their next meal may come from. Many of these individuals live in the Saint Louis Midtown area, a known ‘food desert’ in which a grocery store with fresh fruit and vegetables lies further than one mile away. With ingredients provided by grocery stores which may have been slightly expired and are no longer available to be sold, Campus Kitchens is able to make meals for these people in need. We learned a lot this morning and are especially thankful that we know where are next meal is coming from. Today for Campus Kitchen we made thirty meals consisting of Meatloaf with Tomato Marinara, Herbed Polenta, Radish and Cucumber Salad, and Grape Quick Bread.

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Ms. Holly explains about Campus Kitchens.

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After lunch provided by Fresh Gatherings, the campers delivered their meals to Campus Kitchens on SLU’s campus! They were able to see a real industrial kitchen and some meal prep in the process as well! Ms. Natalie showed us a large walk in refrigerator and conveyor dishwasher.

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After the tour, we quickly drove over to SLUruba for some pool time!!! We had an awesome time in the sun, after we had applied sunscreen, of course!

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