Chartwells at U of A to Participate in Nationwide Challenge to Perform 500,000 Random Acts of Kindness

Join us for our DelighFUL challenge on Random Acts of Kindness Day, Feb. 17!
Food On The Hill

Join us for our DelighFUL challenge on Random Acts of Kindness Day, Feb. 17!

Challenge accepted! U of A students will join their peers at 300 other colleges and universities on Thursday, Feb. 17, to participate in "Delight-Ful," a nationwide event designed to celebrate, carry out and encourage random acts of kindness across the country. The signature event was created by Chartwells Higher Education, a recognized leader in contract foodservice management and U of A's foodservice partner.

The Delight-Ful challenge will take place simultaneously across all Chartwells' campuses, encouraging Chartwells' associates, students and school faculty and staff to collectively perform random acts of kindness.

At the U of A, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Union food court, students can perform random acts of kindness with seven different campus partners. By completing three acts of kindness at this event, participants can earn one service hour or free admission to their trendy dinner later in the evening at Fulbright Dining Hall from 4:30-8 p.m. Throughout the day, the Food on The Hill Team will have some DelightFUL surprises like free coffee, kindness giveaways and more!

"Our students have dealt with some really difficult circumstances over the last two years. We're overjoyed to be able to give them a special, memorable, safe and impactful experience that celebrates being back on campus while also making them feel part of a bigger movement to bring some kindness to the world," said Jomar Francisco, marketing coordinator.

In addition to day-of on-campus activities and events, Food on The Hill will donate 200 kind bars and encouraging notes to the Arkansas Children's Hospital staff. Their organization has also partnered with celebrity chef Jet Tila to serve as the virtual emcee for Delight-Ful and prompt calls to action for campuses nationwide to do their own random acts of kindness.

"We strive to give students the opportunity to help, surprise and delight one another, both inside and outside of our dining halls, so we wanted to create an event centered around random acts of kindness," said Lisa McEuen, CEO of Chartwells Higher Education. "National Random Acts of Kindness Day was the perfect catalyst for our next signature JoyFul event, and we've made it our goal to bring half a million acts of kindness to the communities we serve nationwide."

About Chartwells Higher Education Dining Services: Chartwells is the recognized leader in contract food service management, hospitality, and award-winning guest service within over 300 college and university dining environments throughout academic institutions across the U.S. Chartwells' nutritious cuisine not only satisfies the unique appetites, lifestyles, and dietary needs of every guest dining on campus, but it also brings people together to promote the high-intensity relationships that will prepare students for the future. For more information, visit,,



Jomar Francisco , marketing coordinator


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