CKWFU will remain open through the summer! We will close our kitchen (cooking and hot meal delivery shifts) during the month of May while we prepare to relocate to our new space, but we will continue our Produce Redistribution shifts every afternoon M-F from 4-6pm and we need volunteers! We welcome volunteers of all ages and skill levels. All shifts meet in our office on the 5th Floor of the Benson University Center. For more information on shifts and to learn what to expect as a volunteer, just click on the volunteer information tab below. You can now view and register for all of our service opportunities at http://vhub.at/ckwfu!
We need between 5-10 volunteers each day for our Produce Redistribution Shifts in partnership with the Fresh Market Grocery Store. All shifts depart from the 5th floor of Benson and we would love to have you! Shifts are every weekday from 4-6pm.
Welcome to our 2014 Summer Associates!
We are so grateful to host four Americorps*VISTA Summer Associates this summer to support the work of CKWFU over the summer through a subgrant from North Carolina Campus Compact. Take a moment to get to know our summer interns!
Naijla Faizi ’14: Nutritional Education & Summer Feeding Assessment
Naijla has a B.A. from Wake Forest University in Religion with a concentration in Religion and Public Engagement and minors in International Studies and Middle East & South Asia Studies. She is interested in pursuing a career in the nonprofit sector specifically dealing with education reform in the U.S. and abroad in the Middle East & South Asia as it pertains to women. She is from High Point, NC and has lived her whole life in NC, so she’s really excited to be able to give back to her local community. While at Wake, Naijla had the privilege to intern with Interfaith Winston Salem where she saw the city’s potential for social change and she hope to bring that experience to Campus Kitchen this summer!
Moriah is currently a third year student here at Wake. She is double majoring in History and Religion with a concentration in Religion and Public Engagement as well as a minor in Middle Eastern and Asian Studies. After she graduates from Wake she hopes to continue her education though a graduate program focused in history. Ultimately she hopes to pursue a career in the administration of an international nonprofit. Moriah is actually from Winston-Salem NC, so even at a young age she was always aware of the social inequality and food disparity that existed in Winston. Her experience in Winston growing up only motivated her more to look for ways to become involved in the community once at Wake. She got involved with Campus Kitchen as a first year and she never looked back. Moriah has worked for CKWFU during the school year as a work study employee, has led the Delivery Shift to The Children’s Home and will serve as Procurement Coordinator on the Executive Board for 2014-2015. She is excited to continue to work with Campus Kitchen this summer and to continue to work to bring social change into the Winston- Salem community.
Jade is a rising senior from Maryland and a Chemistry major. She first volunteered with Campus Kitchen last summer. She was shocked and appreciative of the work they do for Winston-Salem. She came to the conclusion that she had to help out this organization in any way that she could! Jade shares that she had never been apart of an organization that did so much for its community while maintaining respect for its partner organizations. Jade has served on CKWFU leadership team as a shift leader for the Produce Redistribution shift to El Buen Pastor and will continue to serve as a shift leader next year. She is looking forward to working with everyone this summer and loves Campus Kitchen!
Nick Bennett is from the small town of Hinton, West Virginia. He is a rising senior at Wake Forest, where he is a Pre-Med double major in Biology and Spanish. He loves playing banjo and guitar, and spends most of his free time playing music. He has been involved with anti-hunger work both domestically and in Guatemala, and is exceptionally excited to work with Campus Kitchen this summer. He hopes to become more connected to the city of Winston-Salem and learn more about how its residents’ hunger needs can be met.