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Media Advisory: Wake Forest Campus Kitchen feeds the hungry during Turkeypalooza

By Peter Chawaga, 610-731-6128, chawpd9@wfu.edu and Kim McGrath, 336-758-3209, mcgratka@wfu.edu Office of Communications and External Relations

Who and What: Wake Forest volunteers will prepare and deliver more than 200 traditional Thanksgiving dinners to Triad-area residents during Turkeypalooza, an annual event hosted by Wake Forest Campus Kitchen during Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week.

With two of the five hungriest U.S. cities in the Triad, Turkeypalooza brings Wake Forest students, faculty and staff together to cook holiday dishes – including turkey, scalloped potatoes and pumpkin spice cookies – to offset some of the area’s need. Volunteers will deliver these dishes to deserving organizations in Winston-Salem, such as Prodigal’s Community, The Children’s Home and Azalea Terrace, which will in turn deliver them to families who might otherwise go without a Thanksgiving meal.

When and Where: All food preparation will take place at Campus Kitchen’s facilities in The Benson University Center. Media are welcome to photograph and film volunteers preparing food at the following times:

Tuesday, Nov. 13 – 5:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Wednesday, Nov. 14 – 5:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Sunday, Nov. 18 – 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Monday, Nov. 19 – 5:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Why: Campus Kitchen is a food recycling program, utilizing food that was cooked but never served in the campus dining halls. Currently, there are more than 30 Campus Kitchens in operation across America. Wake Forest’s Campus Kitchen launched in 2001 and has become one of the University’s most effective sustainability initiatives. Campus Kitchen expects to have its most productive year of food preparation and delivery this year, with particular emphasis on locally grown ingredients.

About Wake Forest University
Wake Forest University combines the best traditions of a small liberal arts college with the resources of a large research university. Founded in 1834, the school is located in Winston-Salem, N.C. The University’s graduate school of arts and sciences, divinity school, and nationally ranked schools of law, medicine and business enrich our intellectual environment. Learn more about Wake Forest University at www.wfu.edu.

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