KV Connect is hungry for young professionals to get involved

KV Connect kicked off a food gleaning project on World Food Day, Wednesday, October 16, with board chair Molly Woodward with the intent to give back to the community and get others involved with community service. Food gleaning refers to the collection of excess fresh foods and providing it to those in need. The initiative will take Colby Colleges “Take Four” café leftovers to the Universalist Unitarian Church of Waterville to give to community members who come in for the Evening Sandwich Program. With the help of Fran Mullen at Healthy Northern Kennebec, fostering this new program and partnership, together young professionals can work together to reduce food waste and increase access to healthy food.

“This partnership effort is a great way to capitalize 15 minutes of your day and make a true impact on our community,” Molly exclaims “It’s something so simple, but it makes a huge impact on community members who are in need of nutritious food that’s not just good but good for them! The generosity is all thanks to Colby College- all we need to do is get the food to the church.”

To implement the program the KV Connect Food Distribution group is looking for volunteers on Wednesdays and Fridays at 2:30 p.m. Volunteers will meet at Colby’s Take Four Café to pick up leftovers and deliver them to the Universalist Unitarian Church of Waterville. To join the group and be part of the movement, scan the QR code, visit KV Connects Facebook page, or email kvconnect@gmail.com.

KV Connect is a networking group for professionals in the Greater Waterville area. Its mission is to connect young people not only to each other but to the many resources our community has to offer. It seeks to positively impact the community through economic, social, political, and community service initiatives.

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