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Augsburg Campus Kitchen’s Give to the Max campaign is thrilled to have already raised 47% of our goal!
Today I’d like to tell you about our work with CR youth. CR residents consistently identify wellness, food, and social connectedness as areas of opportunity, as many residents suffer from a range of health issues, including hunger, obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. Recent research by Fairview Health Services shows 92% of CR youth qualify for free or reduced lunch.
Our youth programming is in collaboration with the Brian Coyle Community Center, located a few blocks from our campus, which is the city’s busiest multi-service center, hosting 750+ daily visitors and annually serving 7,500+ individuals via a continuum of programs and partnerships that are implemented by a diverse multilingual staff. Since 2003, Campus Kitchen and Brian Coyle have partnered to offer after-school and summertime meals, cooking courses, and gardening programs. With your support, Coyle Youth Kitchen can continue working to address hunger by providing cooking, nutrition, and food systems education, strengthening youth leadership and advocacy skills, and expanding partnerships with local food organizations.
A $60 donation covers supplies needed for one cooking class for neighborhood youth. Your donation will make a significant difference in our ability to meet the growing and diverse food needs of Augsburg’s student body and our neighbors in Cedar Riverside. Thank you so much to our incredible supporters who have already given generous donations!
If you are able to support this vital work, you can make a donation here.