The Del Mar College Student Government Association and Beverly Cage, the director of student life, hosted the first Friendsgiving in the Harvin Center on Nov. 18.
Students and staff lined up to be served a traditional Thanksgiving dinner which included turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, cranberry sauce, stuffing and cookies for desert.
The event allows people to come together and celebrate, especially when not everyone has the means to provide a big, traditional meal at home for their family.
“Our Friendsgiving event is for all students at DMC to help with food insecurities and to provide a good meal where friends and family can gather,” said Beverly Cage.
After the crowd was served their food, they were able to go to a station with white boards and dry erase markers to write what they were most thankful for this year.
“I am most thankful for my beautiful daughter who is healthy and happy,” wrote Erica Garza, liberal arts major.
In the cafeteria, there was a decorated eating area where students and staff were able to eat their meal and converse amongst each other.
“I didn’t know about Friendsgiving until I walked into the Harvin Center today, but I’m glad I’m here because I never want to pass up a good meal and time with my friends,” said Chris Lopes, a DMC sophomore.
Friendsgiving proved to be a fun event that everyone was able to enjoy by brightening their day with a warm meal.