My Day Cooking for The Dwelling Place
There are not too many days that move me as yesterday did. I had the opportunity to take part in an even sponsored by The Corporate Volunteer Council of Montgomery County (https://cvc-mc.org/) , an organization that Allentuck Landscaping Co. has been active in for many years. The event was to work with The Campus Kitchens Project at the Universities at Shady Grove (https://www.facebook.com/UMES.CK) to prepare meals for the families served by The Dwelling Place (http://tdp-inc.org/) . Our company and our customers had donated food to The Dwelling Place in the past so I was very pleased to be more involved
A little background on these excellent organizations:
The Corporate Volunteer Council of Montgomery County is an organization that educates businesses on how to partner with and support non-profit organizations by helping create successful volunteer/charitable programs that positively impact the business, its employees and the local community.
The Campus Kitchens Project is a national leader in community service for students and is the future of hunger relief. It is active in 34 schools across the country. In many schools, the students work to recover extra food from their cafeterias. In the case of this chapter, the students in the hospitality program actually prepare the meals and distribute them. A true win-win stuation.
One of the nice things about the activity was the opportunity to get to know some of our fellow members a little better. I also got to be fully impressed by the students as well. These kids had their act together; they ran the commercial kitchen like seasoned (no pun intended) restaurant professionals and totally got the mission of service to others. I really enjoyed talking to them one on one and learning their stories and goals.
By the way, if you are interested in helping The Campus Kitchens Project, they are holding Dining With The Chefs on Monday April 21, 2014. It sounds like another fantastic event. Check http://tinyurl.com/moettsqor their facebook page for more information.
To learn more about Allentuck Landscaping Co.'s involvement in the community, please visit https://www.allentucklandscaping.com//our_community.html.
Allentuck Landscaping Co. is a leading landscape contractor in Montgomery County, Maryland