Campus Coffee Shop Brews Change with Student Volunteers

Campus Coffee Shop Brews Change with Student Volunteers

The Second Wind coffee shop, located at the University of Oklahoma's campus corner, is making a significant impact with a unique operational model. It is run by student volunteers and utilizes a pay-what-you-can system, allowing patrons to enjoy gourmet coffee and feel like regular customers regardless of their financial situation. Bethany Randall, the student director, highlights the coffee shop's dual role in providing a fun volunteering opportunity and serving the community. Inside, customers can enjoy free Wi-Fi and gourmet coffee, while outside, a food pantry stocked entirely by donations offers essential goods. This pantry is particularly notable as it is the only one in the campus corner area and one of the most visited. The recent upgrade to the pantry aims to better preserve the donated items from weather conditions, further enhancing its service to the community.

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