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Campus Dining to Host ‘Thank-Ful’ Event on Nov. 16

Contact: Kassidy Church  

SAN LUIS OBISPO — Cal Poly’s Campus Dining will be one of 300 college campuses across the nation participating in Thank-Ful, an event on Wednesday, Nov. 16, intended to bring together the Cal Poly community through giving back and giving thanks.

Thank-Ful is a lunchtime celebration that will feature such activities as a “Friendsgiving-” themed lunch, Teaching Kitchen, free food samples, donation and gratitude tables supporting Cal Poly’s Food Pantry and much more. The event will take place at Campus Market from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

“We love having the opportunity to give back to our community through food and share gratitude with our students, faculty and staff,” said Campus Dining Director Jess Dozier.

The Cal Poly Food Pantry will have a table taking food donations of nonperishable items from those who are able to donate. Campus Dining will also give a percentage of its proceeds from the Friendsgiving lunch at Mustang Eats to the Food Pantry.

Executive Chef Chris Dunham will host the Teaching Kitchen and will make mini pumpkin pie and mini apple pie parfait jars. Mustang Eats will offer a special take on a Friendsgiving menu for students, staff and faculty to enjoy with their peers. The event ends at 1 p.m., but the lunch will continue until 2 p.m.

Thank-Ful wouldn’t be complete without some friendly competition. Participants can take part in several outdoor games throughout the event.

About Cal Poly

Founded in 1901 and part of the renowned California State University system since 1960, Cal Poly is a nationally ranked, four-year, comprehensive polytechnic public university located in San Luis Obispo, California. Known for its Learn by Doing approach, small class sizes and open access to expert faculty, Cal Poly is a distinctive learning community whose 21,000 academically motivated students enjoy an unrivaled hands-on educational experience that prepares them to lead successful personal and professional lives.

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