VIDEO: Northwest Arkansas Community College to fight hunger, food waste

Posted: June 1, 2017 at 1:07 a.m.

NWA Democrat-Gazette/J.T. WAMPLER Tyler White (left) shows Dana Hope of Bentonville how to cook fresh peas Wednesday at Brightwater in Bentonville. Northwest Arkansas Community College joined the nonprofit Campus Kitchens Project to launch one of 60 Campus Kitchens, a student-led effort to recover surplus food from campus and use it to prepare healthy meals for the community.

Northwest Arkansas Community College's culinary department wants to reduce hunger in the region by converting food that otherwise would go to waste into nutritious meals.

NWA Democrat-Gazette/J.T. WAMPLER Anastasia Strokova of Elm Springs makes a salad dressing Wednesday at Northwest Arkansas Community College’s Brightw...

By The Numbers

The Campus Kitchens Project was in 53 schools nationwide during the 2015-16 academic year. The organization reported the following statistics from that year:

• 88,039: Volunteer hours put in by students

• 1.3 million: Pounds of food recovered

• 349,376: Meals prepared

• 19,745: Clients who received those meals

Source: Campus Kitchens Project

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