Friday, April 13, 2012

CC celebrates 20 years of helping others

Posted by on Fri, Apr 13, 2012 at 12:18 PM

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College kids get a bad rap sometimes.

People say they're lazy. Entitled. Party animals.

But Colorado College kids have spent the last two decades proving that they have a heart for the community. CC's Community Kitchen is celebrating 20 years of helping the city's homeless and poor get a hot meal.

You can help the college celebrate this milestone Sunday.

Read on:

Colorado College’s Community Kitchen, one of the oldest student-run community kitchens in the nation, will celebrate its 20th anniversary from noon to 4 p.m., on Sunday, April 15, at Shove Memorial Chapel, 1010 N. Nevada Ave. The meal will be served at 1:30 p.m., and the Colorado Springs community is invited to join in the meal and the celebration.

The kitchen will commemorate its anniversary with local bands, speakers on homelessness and poverty and a picnic-style meal

Since 1992, the kitchen has provided a hot meal to the city’s hungry and homeless 52 Sundays a year, including summer, winter, Thanksgiving, spring and all block breaks, with students often staying on campus to help operate the kitchen.

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