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Chartwells Higher Ed to host Friendsgiving celebration

The event is part of the foodservice management company’s yearlong Joy-Ful campaign.
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Chartwells Higher Ed is hosting a Friendsgiving meal at its 300 affiliated colleges nationwide.

The Nov. 18 event is part of Chartwells Higher Ed’s yearlong Joy-Ful campaign, which is aimed at engaging students and creating community as they return to campus for in-person learning.

Each school will serve a traditional Thanksgiving meal, complete with dishes such as turkey, stuffing, cranberry crumble and sweet potato pie. Students can participate in canned food drives, social media giveaways and donations. of food vouchers to campus pantries or student resource centers. There will also be a wall where students can share what they’re thankful for.

“The feedback from our first Joy-Ful event, Festi-Ful, was overwhelmingly positive," Lisa McEuen, CEO of Chartwells Higher Education, said in a statement. "Students were so excited to be back together on campus, and we’re thrilled to bring them together again around Thanksgiving.” 

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