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More than 2,000 meals served during annual Thanksgiving feast at HPU

BROWNWOOD – December 6, 2019 – More than 2,300 meals were served during the 36th annual Community Thanksgiving Feast, held at Howard Payne University’s Mabee University Center on Thanksgiving Day. Nearly 600 meals were served on campus, while volunteers delivered more than 1,700 meals in the Brownwood and Early areas to those unable to join friends and neighbors at HPU.

Bill Fishback, an organizer of the event and associate vice president for business and human resources at HPU, thanked the more than 550 volunteers and donors who helped make the meal possible.

“The thoughtfulness of these donors and volunteers helped bring countless smiles to those who enjoyed the meal, as well as to those who served it,” Fishback said. “This meal could not have happened without these volunteers’ and donors’ support. Special thanks also goes to our Sodexo food service staff, including General Manager Jeff Hammeken and Chef James Gilbert, for planning and preparing the delicious meals enjoyed by a record number of guests this year.”

To help support future Thanksgiving meals, please make checks payable to the “Community Thanksgiving Feast,” and send them to Bill Fishback, Howard Payne University, 1000 Fisk Street, Suite 210, Brownwood, Texas 76801.


Cutline: The 36th annual Community Thanksgiving Feast was hosted at Howard Payne University.