Posted on Apr 22, 2014 in Campus News and News
Last Friday morning, 5:30 a.m. to be exact, members of the Student Alumni Leadership Board arrived at Jubilee Café to make breakfast for members of the Lawrence community. SALB members spent all morning making pancakes, hash browns, biscuits, eggs, and oatmeal. By 7:30 a.m., the doors to Jubilee Café were open and SALB members were busy serving food.
“I really enjoy coming to Jubilee Café because I like interacting with the people that I am helping,” said Autrin Naderi, a sophomore from Roseville, Calif., majoring in strategic communications.
Lawrence welcomes KU students with open arms, so SALB members wanted to have an event that gave back to the community that is so supportive of students.
“I had a lot of fun volunteering, and I think community outreach is something all students should do more of,” said Austin Lear, a junior from Springfield, Mo., majoring in accounting.
By 8:30 a.m., the dishes were washed, the tables were put away and the kitchen was officially closed. Before most students’ days had even begun, SALB members were busy serving breakfast to the Lawrence community.
Jubilee Café provides breakfast for in-need community members in a restaurant-style environment. The program runs from 6-8:30 a.m. Tuesday and Friday mornings at the First United Methodist Church, 946 Vermont. Volunteers have the unique opportunity to build friendships with members of the diverse Lawrence community by serving them with dignity and respect.