Thanksgiving feast on campus Nov. 23

For some students, Thanksgiving is a four-day weekend at the dorms.

Being away from home can be hard, especially as a college student. Having a place to enjoy a comforting Thanksgiving dinner can make the experience more enjoyable.

Exchange students were invited to attend a traditional Thanksgiving dinner on Nov. 19. This provided a number of students the comfort and experience of a Thanksgiving meal, but there are many more people who do not have a place to enjoy a Thanksgiving dinner.

Thanksgiving Dinner
The International Thanksgiving dinner is one of two main Thanksgiving feast events offered at UAA. Photo credit: Yunqing Wang

USUAA is hosting a Thanksgiving feast at the Creekside Eatery in the Gorsuch Commons on Thursday, Nov. 23 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

“I feel like a good bonus for this event is that it is free and it is open to the public, some of whom can’t afford a full Thanksgiving dinner,” Matthew Derminer, cashier at the Creekside Eatery, said.

Sarah Gray, USUAA delegate for the College of Health, said that it is good to see “other organizations coming together to volunteer to provide for the greater Anchorage community.”

According to Gray, some of the food available will be turkey, rolls, ham, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, pie and other familiar Thanksgiving foods.

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The Thanksgiving feast is being held by USUAA as part of a community outreach program in order to extend to the greater community by providing a free Thanksgiving meal.

Parking will be free and the feast is being offered to both members of the UAA community and members of the Anchorage community.