Tabor College students were offered a special Soul Food meal Feb. 25 in recognition of Black History Month.
After collecting menu-item requests, a group with faculty and staff stepped up to plan and work with Pioneer College Caterers to prepare the delicious meal, knowing that good food brings everyone together. Faculty point person for initiative was Prof. Chris Williams, a Tabor alumnus.
“I hope to see this become a monthly meal along with other culturally diverse meals in the near future,” Williams said, adding that the event signaled to students their opinions matter and the Tabor community is listening.
Also, he said, introducing a more diversified menu to the Tabor campus can help bridge cultures on campus.
“The response has been so positive from the faculty and staff,” Williams said. “Everyone has shown their support in so many ways, and I am thankful for the people I work with and excited to call them friends.”
Student organizations also partnered around the Soul Food event including Criminal Justice Club, Social Justice Club, Students of Color Alliance, Student Activities Board, Multicultural Student Union and Science Club.
“It was heartfelt hearing and seeing the reactions of the student body, about how they thought this was the best food Tabor has offered since they’ve been here,” said Eric Torrence, a junior from Los Angeles, Calif.