Hunger-combating activist Robert Egger, president and CEO of D.C. Central Kitchen in Washington, D.C., will speak and receive an honorary degree May 16, 2010 at Gettysburg College's 175th Commencement.
The 11 a.m. ceremony will take place on the north side of Pennsylvania Hall. Egger founded DC Central Kitchen (DCCK) after seeing an endless stream of food wasted by hotels and restaurants around Washington, D.C. DCCK collects leftover food and turns it into free meals for the homeless, while offering training and employment for homeless people who are interested in food service. Egger also developed a similar model for colleges and universities. Gettysburg College opened its Campus Kitchen in November 2007.
Graduates and their families can access all things Commencement, such as the complete schedule and information for graduates, on a mobile-friendly website.
Gettysburg College's Center for Public Service has a long-standing history of offering service opportunities for students at DCCK. The first-year seminar course, "Tryin' to Find a Way Back Home: An Introduction to the Literature and Legacy of Homelessness in America," includes a five-day trip to Washington, D.C., where students volunteer at DCCK.
"Gettysburg College is our longest serving collegiate partner at DCCK, and their students are truly top drawer thinkers and doers," Egger recently blogged.
Posted: Mon, 10 May 2010
In his book "Begging for Change," Egger encourages nonprofits to be more innovative and results-driven, corporate and non-profit leaders to be more focused and responsible and citizens who contribute their time and money to be smarter and more demanding of nonprofits. His book was awarded the 2005 McAdams Prize for "Best Nonprofit Management Book" by the Alliance for Nonprofit Management.
Contact: Kendra Martin, director of media relations
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