Knox Prairie Community Kitchen on NPR

From: National Public Radio (Washington, DC)

From the “participation Nation” blog hosted by NPR: Inspired by the success of a grassroots program that fed schoolchildren during an unusually long 2010-2011 winter break, citizens from the Galesburg, Ill., area banded together to form the Knox Prairie Community Kitchen.

Twice a month, volunteers from Knox College and the larger community organize free dinners in an open, friendly atmosphere in the basement of a Galesburg church. “We are an additional resource for food and for community connection,” says Peter Schwartzman, a [Knox College professor and] KPCK board member. “We recognize that knowing people different from us has value.”… Read more…