Wright State University students, staff, faculty and alumni who didn’t go home for Thanksgiving enjoyed a holiday meal thanks to the ninth annual Raidersgiving.
A total of 525 free meals were picked up on Wednesday, Nov. 25, between noon and 2 p.m. in the Student Union’s Apollo Room.
Patrons were greeted and served by over a dozen volunteers. They had a choice between a traditional Thanksgiving meal, a vegan meal, gluten-free meal or Halal meal.
Although the university couldn’t hold a traditional in-person Thanksgiving gathering, the Raidersgiving committee found an alternative solution to provide meals that Wright State community members can enjoy for the holiday.
“This is an opportunity to serve our campus community and make sure that everyone has a Thanksgiving meal,” said Chris Hogan, Director of Community Standards and Conduct and Raidersgiving committee member.
Raidersgiving was sponsored by Eric Bigler ’83, ’87, the Wright State University Foundation, Wright State University Hospitality Service–Chartwells and the Raider Food Pantry. Giveaways and door prizes have been donated by Barnes and Noble Bookstore, Intercollegiate Athletics and Pepsi.