Food4All KidsKamp to Instill Philanthropic Values Middle School Students to Attend City Summer Camp with Lasting Impact
Denver – June 13-17, 2016 – Today’s next generations have the potential to be the most significant philanthropists in history; they will be the major donors in America for decades to come! Food4All KidsKamp is a unique day camp for middle school youth, sponsored by Metro Caring, Colorado Young Leaders, and the Kenneth King Foundation. Food4All KidsKamp acts as a springboard for the cultivation of next-generation philanthropists.
Middle school campers will serve on the front-lines of hunger relief, volunteering at a local hunger-prevention nonprofit, Metro Caring. Here, youth will witness up-close the face of hunger. This service-based learning experience will include growing food in a state-of-the-art greenhouse, getting dirty while composting, assisting shoppers in Metro Caring’s grocery market (similar to Whole Foods, only FREE), and much more! Hands-on learning will be coupled with “classroom” discussion where students’ service work will be explained in the context of larger issues like hunger, poverty, and food waste.
Food4All KidsKamp will grow two different generations of future leaders – campers and camp leaders who are members of Colorado Young Leaders. These Young Leaders focus on social good, giving back, living outside their comfort zones, developing the beauty that exists in their communities, and taking risks that benefit others. Lynne Butler, CEO and President of Metro Caring, is delighted to host these young philanthropists who will “become advocates for their own communities to help end local hunger and learn how NOT to waste food.”
About Metro Caring
Metro Caring is Denver’s leading frontlines hunger prevention organization. Simultaneously fighting hunger and promoting sustainability, Metro Caring annually rescues and redistributes over 2.3 million pounds of nutritious food (72% fresh) that would otherwise have gone to waste. Metro Caring’s strategic approach to ending hunger includes a free, fresh-foods market, nutrition and gardening education, and tools for self-sufficiency such as financial literacy education, ID procurement, and job-training. Over 250 weekly volunteers contribute to daily operations. For more information, visit www.metrocaring.org.