Gettysburg College students enjoy turkey with friends, chili for a cause

Each year Gettysburg College's Dining Center hosts Thanksgiving dinner for more than 2,000 students. Seated with their friends, students are served a roasted turkey with all the fixings by more than 100 faculty and staff. Students carve their own turkeys and celebrate the approaching holidays with their friends. The Dining Center prepares about 224 turkeys.

Many Gettysburg College alums remember their Thanksgiving dinners and it truly has become a Gettysburg College tradition.

Another event is quickly becoming a campus tradition. In early November, Sigma Chi fraternity sponsored the third annual Chili Cook Off. All the proceeds from the event are donated to the Campus Kitchen at Gettysburg College. The Cook Off featured more than 15 teams made up of students, faculty, and staff.

Campus Kitchens rescues prepared, but unserved food, from Dining Services at Gettysburg College, local hotels, restaurants and caterers. The food is repackaged and combined with additional foods procured through food drives, local farmers and the food bank, resulting in a well-balanced, nutritious meal. Congregate and individual meals are delivered through partner agencies on a weekly basis. Meals and partnerships are coupled with nutrition education and to empower community members.



Founded in 1832, Gettysburg College is a highly selective four-year residential college of liberal arts and sciences with a strong academic tradition. Alumni include Rhodes Scholars, a Nobel laureate, and other distinguished scholars. The college enrolls 2,600 undergraduate students and is located on a 200-acre campus adjacent to the Gettysburg National Military Park in Pennsylvania.

Posted: Tue, 24 Nov 2009

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