Vandals Dining Lends A Helping Hand During COVID-19, Gifts More Than 500 Kids’ Meals
September 01, 2020
Vandals Dining at the University of Idaho gifted more than 500 complimentary Chick-fil-A meals to children 12 and under as a much-needed community outreach initiative in light of the heightened levels of food scarcity due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Every child who cleared the proper COVID-19 safety enhancements was eligible to receive one meal per day within two weeks of Chick-fil-A’s reopening with no purchase necessary. The meal included chicken nuggets, a cookie and bottled water.
“Both Vandals Dining and Chick-fil-A Corporate hold the care of our local community in high regard,” said Senior Supervisor of the Idaho Student Union Building Food Court Ed Bockstruck. “As the upcoming school year adds additional pressures to local families, we felt this was a wonderful way to ease some of the burden for both parents and children.”
The university used this initiative to help connect with the larger Moscow community by giving back to its year-round residents.
"We are extremely pleased Vandals Dining was in the position to offer these complimentary kids’ meals during such a stressful and trying time for local families,” said John Kosh, director of auxiliaries marketing for the university. “As a university, we will continue to support our local community now and always."
About the University of Idaho
The University of Idaho, home of the Vandals, is Idaho’s land-grant, national research university. From its residential campus in Moscow, U of I serves the state of Idaho through educational centers in Boise, Coeur d’Alene and Idaho Falls, nine research and Extension centers, plus Extension offices in 42 counties. Home to nearly 12,000 students statewide, U of I is a leader in student-centered learning and excels at interdisciplinary research, service to businesses and communities, and in advancing diversity, citizenship and global outreach. U of I competes in the Big Sky and Western Athletic conferences. Learn more at uidaho.edu