Thanksgiving tradition continues in the Brazos Valley

Chartwells at Texas A&M and Epicures Catering are proud to partner once again to host the 33rd Annual,Thanksgiving in the Brazos Valley.

On Thursday, November 24th (Thanksgiving Day), volunteers will fill Duncan Dining Center to help prepare over 1,000 meals to
be prepped, cooked, boxed and delivered in the spirit of Thanksgiving. These hot meals consist of turkey, dressing and other Thanksgiving favorites which are then delivered to those in Brazos Valley who otherwise may not be able to provide this meal for themselves and their families.

Volunteers should enter Duncan Dining Center through the back entrance on Lewis Street. Parking is available at the Central
Campus Garage. Doors will open at 7:30am with complimentary breakfast for volunteers. Shift 1 (turkey pulling and meal
preparation) begins at 8am and shift 2 (boxing of the meals) begins at 9am. Delivery drivers are asked to be on-site by 10am.

T-shirts will be provided for volunteers to help identify them as they make deliveries. Temporary parking passes can be picked up behind Duncan Dining Center and will be valid for the Central Garage until 1pm on the day of the event. Community members of all ages are encouraged to participate.

“Thanksgiving is about being thankful for what we have and giving back to those who don’t. Though it is a busy day for our team,
this is one of the most fulfilling days of the year for me personally, as our team prepares the meals that will nourish someone’s
body and hopefully their soul as well,” said Executive Campus Chef, Marc Cruz.

Community members are encouraged to participate in any way that they can. Food Donations, such as turkeys, stuffing, canned green beans and other items, can be dropped off at The Brazos Valley Food Bank, located at 1501 Independence Ave. Bryan, Texas.

Monetary donations can be made at any TB&T location in Bryan or College Station. “Whatever you can do is much appreciated and will be helping someone in our community.

That is why we do this year after year, because we see the positive
effects. There is no activity more rewarding than caring for our neighbors in the Brazos Valley,” said Danny Morrison, owner of
Epicures Catering.

“Duncan Dining Center is home to the largest kitchen in the Brazos Valley and while we use it to feed our Aggies every day, on
this day, the kitchen is filled with the excitement of community and staff volunteers who bring an extra bit of love to the meals prepared,” said Courtney Hill, Director of Marketing and Guest Experience for Chartwells at Texas A&M.