Hope for Dinner returns to North Central

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Hope for Dinner returns to North Central
Greg Andrews, Pioneer food services director, and Natasha George, student worker, serve rice and beans during Hope for Dinner in 2015. Photo by Matt Marciniec.

Thanksgiving is the season for giving back. Hope for Dinner, a Venture Expeditions program, is partnering with North Central and Pioneer Catering Services to provide meals for refugee children. North Central has set a goal to donate 30,000 meals through the week-long initiative.

On Nov. 8-11, students will be able to trade their daily lunches for a meal of rice and beans. When a meal is traded, Pioneer will donate $2 to Venture’s Refugee Feeding Program. The program then teams up with Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) to provide 20 meals. One dollar equals 10 meals. External ministries organizations on campus are also providing opportunities for students to donate money outside their meal plan.

This is the third year that Venture has partnered with North Central. In 2015, Hope for Dinner was able to provide almost 25,000 meals through this endeavor, an increase from nearly 20,000 donated meals in 2014.