Food pantry has Thanksgiving meals for needy students and their families

The Leo Food Pantry and Bon Appétit are collaborating to offer free Thanksgiving meals to to students in need. 

Students were able to sign up by filling out a form provided on the Leo Food Pantry instagram page, or through a QR code sent via StuInfo emails. 

The meals are good for four, prepared and chilled to be reheated for the holiday. 

Each meal comes with a main dish, with vegetarian options available, side dishes, utensils and aluminum pans with lids for easy reheating and serving.

Bon Appétit Executive Chef Justin Alarcon planned the the menu inspired by Thanksgiving favorites. 

“With the upcoming holiday approaching, we wanted to figure out the best way to reach those students who may not be going home for the holidays or may not have the funds to contribute to holiday meals,” said Beck Farraj, general manager for Bon Appétit, via email this week. 

Adrianne Montero-Camacho, student outreach and support coordinator, said she hopes to be able to provide this every year going forward.

—Edith Gomez

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Edith Gomez is a senior communications major with a concentration in public affairs.

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