• Two Valencia Hotels And Dorm Dish Create "Feed Maroon" Program

     
    POSTED July 3, 2020
     

Two Valencia Hotel Group properties in Bryan College Station—The George, and Cavalry Court—recently partnered with Dorm Dish to help Aggie students who were in need of meals.

Called Feed Maroon, the idea for the program sparked out of a simple conversation among Carlos Pernia, director of food and beverage of the two hotels, Brian Hall, founder of the nonprofit Friday Harbour, and Austin Fanning, founder of Dorm Dish. A GoFundMe was organized by Dorm Dish to help generate funds to provide these meals. Within a matter of days, the money began flowing in.

The George, Cavalry Court and Dorm Dish provided microwavable dinners to the students, with Valencia Group’s catering service providing lunch. Meals were picked up at Cavalry Court’s onsite restaurant, The Canteen.

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