VT's Campus Kitchen offering exam study breaks by helping collect, pack surplus food

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BLACKSBURG, Va. (WDBJ7) Students needing a break from final exams at Virginia Tech can help in the kitchen.

The university's student run group Campus Kitchen is in need of more volunteers to collect and process food as the semester comes to a close.

That extra food not used in university dining halls goes to non-profits in the region that distribute it to people in need.

"We have student leaders who go out everyday to get the food from dining services and bring it to the community and it's a great way to raise awareness that in our community, people struggle with food insecurity and hunger," said

Since the Campus Kitchen opened two years ago, volunteers have diverted more than 50 thousand pounds of food waste on campus to their non profit partners. That includes about 8,000 pounds just this semester.

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