Feed the Heroes Luncheon set for Thursday, Nov. 4

LA QUINTA —  Some 70 students in the La Quinta High School Culinary Arts Program will spend an entire week of hands-on preparation to celebrate military members and veterans as well as first responders at the annual Feed the Heroes luncheon.

This year’s event will be a “drive through” format with four members of the DSUSD Board of Education in the role of servers. The complete turkey dinner will be served at a drive-through event on Thursday, Nov. 4, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at La Quinta High School.

The beloved event, a staple of the holiday season, started in 2015 and has been held every year, except during the 2020/21 school year due to the school shutdowns.

About 200 members of police and fire departments as well as Veterans and medical workers from La Quinta and surrounding cities will be served a feast of turkey, ham, mashed potatoes, stuffing, gravy, cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie.

The holiday meal is courtesy of CV Harvest Box and La Quinta High School.

“La Quinta High School has a community that is incredibly supportive,” Ashley Schantz, Assistant Principal of La Quinta High School, told Uken Report. “This is a way for our Culinary Program, with the support of other school specialized programs, to come together to acknowledge our community and the individuals that serve as role models/supports to our students. This event is very special to LQHS, and even with essential COVID Safety protocols — we are finding a way to honor our Heroes.”

Photo caption above from a past Feed the Heroes Luncheon: Food servers in include Assistant Superintendent of Student Services Laura Fisher at far right. Next to her is School Board Member Linda Porras.


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