Okanagan Faculty served up Thanksgiving dinner – Kelowna Information

Hungry students get meal

Rob Gibson | Story: 348107

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OC Culinary Arts students standing beside just a few holiday meals

Okanagan College Culinary students spread the Thanksgiving spirit by serving up a holiday-inspired meal this week.

Students pulled out all the stops to prepare a meal with all the trimmings for students in need and served it up on Friday.

The OC Serves Up program was launched in the middle of the pandemic last year to help combat food insecurity and relaunched this past week for the new academic year.

“OC Culinary Arts students serve 50 meals a day to students in need as part of the OC Serves Up program,” says Culinary and Pastry Arts Manager Cari Jahns. “This is a heartwarming example of students helping students.”

The holiday-inspired meal consists of turkey with gravy, mashed potatoes, roasted vegetables, stuffing and cranberries on top.

“Students who sign up to receive meals from the OC Serves Up program are expecting to walk in and see a week-old sandwich and when they realize what their meal is, they’re blown away by the quality,” says Zuzana Lehocky, Head Server at OC’s Infusions Restaurant.

“The response has been so wonderful and students are super excited and grateful to receive these meals.”

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