Turkeys and cranberries and pie! Oh my! Food Pantry Club gets ready for second Thanksgiving food sale
Published: Monday, November 15, 2010 - 5:40pm
When & Where: Lunch on Wednesday, Nov. 17 in the kitchen
Why: Uni Food Pantry Club is raising money to support the Wesley Evening Food Pantry, which provides food for low-income families in Champaign-Urbana.
What: A plate of traditional thanksgiving food items like turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, cranberries, and more. Drink and dessert are also included.
How much: $5 for a plate of food, dessert, and apple cider.
URBANA — November means that winter's chill is finally settling in. Luckily, November also brings about Thanksgiving feasts to fatten us up and insulate us from winter's coming blows.
This Wednesday students can get an early start on Thanksgiving eating while also supporting a good cause. Food Pantry Club will be sponsoring their second annual Thanksgiving food sale.
Students can come to the kitchen during Wednesday's lunch to receive a plate of traditional Thanksgiving fare, plus dessert and a drink, for only $5. Stuffing, mashed potatoes, turkey, casseroles, gravy, cranberries, pies, and cider are all on the menu. Dishes are made by club members or donated by Uni parents.
All proceeds from the sale will go towards the Wesley Evening Food Pantry, which provides food for Champaign-Urbana's low-income families.
"The Wesley Evening Food Pantry is doing really great work in the community," explained Food Pantry Club's president senior Katey Metcalf. "They're catering to a group of people who may not qualify for soup kitchens but still need help to make it to the end of the month and they're doing a really admirable job of it - over a thousand people every month. The Uni Food Pantry Club is just an easy way to help out that effort."
Uni's Food Pantry Club buys bulk food from the food bank and repackages them into individual servings. The individual packages are then donated to the Wesley Evening Food Pantry.
The club has been in Uni for two years with English teacher Elizabeth Majerus as its sponsor. This will be the Food Pantry Club's second Thanksgiving food sale.
"Last year it was just whim to creatively fundraise and it ended up doing really well. We made almost three hundred dollars, which is sort of absurdly high for a Uni food sale. That in and of itself was a great reason to repeat it," said Metcalf.
So, this Wednesday leave your sack lunch at home and head to the kitchen to kick Thanksgiving off a little early. Not only will you have a tasty lunch, but you will also be making sure others have enough to eat. Isn't that what Thanksgiving is all about?