Students Donate Meal to Community Cafe
Alma College Students recently gave up a meal to feed the hungry.
Nearly 300 students Thursday, Dec. 9, donated College meal-plan meals to the Community Cafe to prepare hearty and nutritionally well-balanced dinners for more than 120 people.
"For many who attend Community Cafe, it is the only complete meal they have that day or even that week," Alma College Chaplain Christine Voegel said. "The fact that so many students donated a meal to help feed Community Cafe attendees was overwhelming, and drew an impromptu round of applause from the diners. This is truly generous service."
The College's dining services contractor Sodexho, Alma College Service Learning and the College's Chaplain's Office have teamed up to provide one meal a month to Community Cafe, a weekly outreach which takes place every Thursday evening at the First Presbyterian Church in Alma.
Members of Alpha Phi Omega worked from 4-7 p.m. serving the main meal, cutting up pies for dessert and doing dishes and pots and pans. Several other College students helped with Kids' Kafe, an activity program prior to dinner. Sodexho prepared the entire meal and groups of Alma students volunteered their time to serve, clean up and supervise Kids' Kafe.
Sodexho estimates the program requires 125-150 student meal donations per month to underwrite the entire cost of food and preparation for the College's monthly responsibility.
Posted: Sat, December 11th, 2004 at 2:24PM