August 21, 2012
NPR (formerly National Public Radio) recently featured the Knox Prairie Community Kitchen (KCPK), an organization that brings together volunteers from Knox College and the larger Galesburg-area community. Twice a month, KPCK organizes free dinners for anyone who wants to attend.
The story on KPCK is part of NPR's "Participation Nation" initiative, which is collecting written submissions from people all over the United States about "the good things Americans are doing," according to the NPR website. During the month of August, the NPR "Participation Nation" blog will spotlight a different community service project each day.
KPCK also was the subject of a radio story broadcast on Tri States Public Radio, based out of Macomb, Illinois, in February 2012. That story and audio are available here.
(Photo at right: Knox Prairie Community Kitchen volunteer Daniel Beers, a political science professor at Knox College, assists in the kitchen during one of KPCK's community dinners.)