The Feed the Heroes event started in 2017.

Preparing to Feed the Heroes at DSUSD

Enjoying the feast. (File photo courtesy of Desert Sands Unified School District.)

LA QUINTA — For the first time since 2018, Culinary Arts Program students enrolled at La Quinta High School will be able to host their popular “Feed the Heroes” luncheon on Nov. 10 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

First started in 2017, the program was held as a drive-by event during the pandemic.

” ‘Feed the Heroes’ was started to be a community service to show appreciation to Veterans and first responders,” David Wood, culinary arts teacher, told Uken Report. “It’s something that our program is positioned to accomplish. The people that are invited are our veterans, active service members, first responders, like the fire department, emergency medical responders, police, and border patrol, too,”

All of the classic Thanksgiving favorites will be served, like roast turkey, roast ham, pumpkin pie, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, freshly baked bread, and other desserts.

“We love to host these special people so that we can hear their stories and show them how much we appreciate what they do,” Wood said. “It looks like they really enjoy being appreciated and socializing with everyone else and the students that are putting on the event.”

The students get to put into practice the skills that they are learning, Wood said. “They also are involved with serving the community which is something we really tried to promote.”

Students in the La Quinta High School Culinary Arts Program will spend an entire week of hands-on preparation to get the meal just right.




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  • Serving the Heroes: DSUSD