Madison College events help address food insecurity

MADISON, Wis. — Thanksgiving is almost here, and for many, that means mashed potatoes, stuffing and turkey.

For those suffering from food insecurity, though, their next meal is never guaranteed.

That’s why Madison College culinary students and staff cooked turkeys and potatoes Wednesday for The River Food Pantry’s Thanksgiving dinner.

“This is all first-year students, so sometimes they don’t always know the impact that they’re making for our community. It’s huge,” Madison College culinary instructor John Johnson said.

In total, those with Madison College prepared more than 100 turkeys, 1,000 pounds of potatoes and 80 gallons of gravy.

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Madison College also held a food drive for students Wednesday and plans to hold a second from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday at the Goodman South Campus.