At the DC Central Kitchen, donated food is used to fuel a nationally recognized culinary job training program where unemployed men and women learn marketable skills while donations are converted into balanced meals for people in low-income D.C. communities. Through outreach and education, Robert Egger and others at the DC Central Kitchen are making a difference.
Here are four easy ways you can be a part of something bigger than yourself:
1. Donate to your local food banks. Food banks nationwide help ensure that our neighbors won’t go hungry.
2. Volunteer at a local shelter serving meals. Homelessness is only a paycheck away for many Americans. You can help your neighbors simply by donating a few hours to serve a healthy meal to the people in your community.
3. Host a Sunday Supper and invite others from your community to join. Together you can discuss the needs of your community and how you can be a part of the solution. As a host you will be eligible* for prizes like a new Flip Camera, free registration to the 2011 National Conference on Volunteering and Service and more.
4. Watch the live webcast of America’s Sunday Supper. Broadcasting live from Washington, D.C. on Sunday, January 16 at 6:00 p.m. EST, Arianna Huffington of the Huffington Post, NBA legend Dikembe Mutombo, Olympic legend Carl Lewis, S. Leo Chiang-producer and director of “A Village Called Versailles”, Barton Seaver-cook and National Geographic Fellow, Michelle Nunn of Points of Light Institute, Robert Egger of DC Central Kitchen and other special guests will share their thoughts on civic engagement, volunteerism and how we can continue the work of Dr. King.
*Eligibility based on completion of the Sunday Supper Organizer Report.