Media Advisory: Turkeypalooza: Made from scratch Thanksgiving meals for the hungry

Who and What: Wake Forest student, faculty and staff volunteers will prepare more than 400 traditional Thanksgiving dinners from scratch and deliver them to food-insecure Triad-area residents during Turkeypalooza, an annual event hosted by The Campus Kitchen at Wake Forest University during the National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week. More than 150 volunteers will cook with locally-sourced food and deliver to families who might otherwise be without a Thanksgiving meal (2013 photo gallery).

When and Where: All food preparation will take place at the Campus Kitchen lounge in the north side of Kitchin Residence Hall. Media are welcome to photograph and film volunteers preparing food at the following times:

  • Sunday, Nov. 16: 12:45-4:45 p.m.
  • Monday, Nov. 17: 5-9 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Nov. 18: 5-9 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Nov. 19: 5-9 p.m.
  • Thursday, Nov. 20: 5-9 p.m.

Why: Campus Kitchens is a food-recycling program that repurposes food that was cooked but never served in the campus dining halls. The Campus Kitchen at Wake Forest University is one of 40 Campus Kitchens in operation across America. The Campus Kitchen volunteers at Wake Forest have made it their mission to incorporate local ingredients into the 400+ holiday meals – as well as the 300 meals volunteers prepare each week – so those in need have healthy food available.


About Wake Forest University

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