Gustavus Adolphus College Employees Bring Thanksgiving To Students Unable To Go Home For Holiday
A group of Gustavus Adolphus College students that couldn't go home for Thanksgiving aren't being left with empty stomachs, thanks to Gustavus staff.
Sixty students coming together to give thanks.
Director of Campus Safety and organizer of the Thanksgiving dinner Carol Brewer said, "It's fun to share an American tradition with them and hear about traditions they have and different holidays they have and so it's just a great time to have conversation with them and spend time with the students and learn about different traditions."
Gustavus student Suyoung Han from South Korea said, "Our Thanksgiving is in late September or early October and obviously meals are different. We don't eat turkey, we eat rice and a couple other different styles of pancakes."
For the second year, dozens of employees from the Gustavus Student Life Division donated their time and money to bake a Thanksgiving dinner for students unable to go home for the holiday.
James Harlan from Kansas City said, "They're taking time out of their day and they're coming to help us and I think it's really cool that they're willing to make that sacrifice for us."
30 pounds of turkey, 20 pounds of potatoes, pizza donated from Pizza Ranch and a crunchy layer of fried onion over green bean casserole.
Hundreds of miles from home, but still so much to be thankful for.
Han said, "First and second year I was a little depressed, the fact that everyone got to go home but now I'm just kind of used to it and I'm trying to accept the fact this is something I should be thankful that I can even be here."
A hearty meal made with a recipe for giving.
--KEYC News 12.