Juniors Serve at Feast of Sharing

Juniors Serve at Feast of Sharing
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Fort Worth Country Day’s class of 2025 served a Texas-style holiday meal to members of the Fort Worth community on November 8 from 3-5  p.m. at the annual Feast of Sharing event sponsored by H-E-B and Central Market. To kick off the holiday season, this year’s celebration took place at Dickies Arena, where 1,000 community volunteers were prepared to serve 10,000 meals in four hours.FWCD Upper School students have been volunteering at Feast of Sharing since 2011. That year, they traveled to Dallas. It became the junior class outreach in 2012 when the Feast came to Fort Worth. This year, 73 of the 84-member junior class served meals and cleared tables during the event. 

“As I watched these amazing juniors serve their community, I was touched by their genuine care for the people they served. They were smiling and talking with the guests, happily making sure they were comfortable and had what they needed,” said Christy Lennox, Upper School Registrar and Community Service Coordinator. “My hope is that our students touched the people they served as much as those guests touched our students. I am so proud of this group and their heart for service.” 

The 2023 Feast of Sharing in Fort Worth served: 

  • 2,500 pounds of sliced brisket
  • 2,000 pounds of sausage
  • 2,500 pounds of potato salad
  • 2,200 pounds of beans
  • 10,000 dinner rolls
  • 1,250 pieces of pumpkin pie

Central Market’s parent company, H-E-B, started Feast of Sharing 34 years ago in Laredo and Corpus Christi, Texas. The event is one of 35 dinners the company will hold throughout Texas and Mexico in November and December, serving more than 340,000 people.

Central Market’s Feast of Sharing event is a celebration aimed at bringing the community together. It is also the company’s culmination of a year-round commitment to fighting hunger throughout Texas. This year's event was the 11th hosted in Fort Worth. 

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