Wright State University students, staff, faculty and alumni who didn’t go home for Thanksgiving enjoyed a holiday meal thanks to the 10th annual Raidersgiving.
A total of 1,100 free meals were picked up on Wednesday, Nov. 24, between noon and 2 p.m. in the Student Union’s Apollo Room.
Patrons were greeted and served by over 40 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 continued the carry-out event for the second consecutive year for the Wright State community.
“Raidersgiving is a tradition that was started to allow our students the opportunity to have a traditional Thanksgiving,” said Debra Radford, director of auxiliary services 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 were donated by Barnes and Noble Bookstore, Intercollegiate Athletics and Pepsi.