Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Lou Douglass Lecture

An activist dubbed one of the most powerful people in the nonprofit sector will be the next Lou Douglas Lectures speaker on Tuesday, Oct. 30, at 7:00 pm in Forum Hall of the K-State Student Union.

Robert Egger, founder and president of the D.C. Central Kitchen in Washington, D.C., which combats hunger and creates jobs for unemployed and homeless men and women will speak on “Our 40 Year Journey from Charity to Change.”. His talk is free and open to the public.

At the D.C. Kitchen, unemployed and homeless men and women learn marketable skills by turning foods donated by restaurants, hotels and caterers into balanced meals and then serving them at the D.C. Central Kitchen. Since opening in 1989, the Kitchen has distributed 17.4 million meals and helped more than 605 men and women gain full-time employment.

Egger is also developing the Campus Kitchens Project, which brings colleges and universities together with student volunteers, dining service workers and community organizations to combat hunger across the country.

Valerie Coltharp
Special Projects Coordinator
UFM Representative Payee
UFM Community Learning Center
1221 Thurston, Manhattan, KS 66502
(785) 539-8763
(785) 539-9460 (fax)

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