Amber Mathis, Elon University, North Carolina
Amber Mathis, a junior at Elon University, is a leader in the fight against hunger in Alamance County, North Carolina. As the student director of the Campus Kitchen at Elon University (CKEU) she has led students, faculty and staff in the donation of over 3,000 pounds of food, including 300 meals to the surrounding community. Ms. Mathis coordinated research efforts of the national Campus Kitchens Project in 2009 and over the past two years has been involved in the process of receiving affiliate status at Elon University. Under her leadership CKEU is thriving as an on-site service opportunity through the Kernodle Center for Service Learning and Community Engagement.