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Chartwells Higher Ed to host second Joy-Ful event

Students at all of 300 Chartwells campuses will be able to enjoy a Friendsgiving meal and participate in a cooking class.
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Chartwells Higher Education is hosting a Thank-Ful event next month as part of its Joy-Ful campaign which is in its second year.

During the event, students at all 300 Chartwells campuses will enjoy a Friendsgiving meal which will include dishes such as roasted maple-brined turkey breast, sweet potato pie, classic stuffing, carved chili lime local butternut squash and more.

Students will also be able to participate in what Chartwells says is the country's largest interactive teaching kitchen. Each student will work with Chartwells chefs to prepare two mini parfait pies: one for themselves and one to give to someone they’re thankful for.

"We strive to give students the opportunity to show thanks, support their local communities, and create meaningful memories centered around food and joy," Lisa McEuen, CEO of Chartwells Higher Education, said in a statement. "Thank-Ful is a warm welcome to holiday festivities and a great addition to our JoyFul campaign. We are looking forward to bringing a sense of togetherness and appreciation to the students, schools, and local communities we serve nationwide."

As part of the event, Chartwells Higher Ed will also donate meal vouchers to each campus food pantry, totaling 45,000 meals nationwide. Each participating campus will also offer different activities that focus on gratitude, such as a thankful wall where students and faculty can write notes about what they’re thankful for.

This is the second Joy-Ful event Chartwells is hosting this school year. Earlier this year, the food management company hosted an interactive famers market for students.

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