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Connect with Cornell Dining Town Hall, BRBs, upcoming events, and more

This originally appeared as an issue of the Cornell Dining e-newsletter. All student meal plan subscribers, and staff and faculty MealChoice users, are automatically subscribed to the newsletter.

Dear Cornell Dining Customer,

Connect with Cornell Dining forum this Wednesday!

Got questions or feedback about Cornell Dining's offerings on campus this year? This Wednesday, we're hosting a Town Hall-style panel, answering your questions and providing some exciting updates to our programming. Student Assembly Dining Committee chair Bryan Weintraub will moderate a forum featuring Cornell Dining Executive Director Dustin Cutler and other members of Dining's leadership team, on Wednesday, April 28th at 4:30pm.

BRBs expire at the end of the spring semester. Cornell Dining's declining debit accounts, Big Red Bucks, operate on an academic year basis, and unused funds in these accounts expire at the end of the spring semester. We'd much rather see you use your BRBs than have them expire! Remember, you can use BRBs to buy meals for yourself at any of our dining rooms (when you're out of meal swipes), snacks or meals or drinks at any of our retail cafes, snacks or drinks from vending machines that take BRBs, ice cream or hot dogs at our Ice Cream Bike or Hot Dog Cart, or food or drinks at our convenience stores.

Stock up on Cornell Dairy milk or sports drinks, munchies for walks around the Cornell Botanic Gardens or the gorge trails, chips and cookies for study days and finals, Cornell Dairy ice cream sandwiches or pints, even Big Red Cheddar cheese wheels!

For most students, BRBs expire at the end of the day on Wednesday, May 26th. Students who are graduating may continue to use their BRBs through Monday, May 31st. (Our eateries will have limited hours on Commencement Weekend, so check for hours at each location and plan ahead.)

Sustainability this Spring! Each year, millions of disposable paper and styrofoam containers end up in landfills after just one use. As part of Cornell Dining's Sustainability Action Plan, we're taking steps to reduce the use of single-use disposable containers, especially as takeout meals have become a vital part of staying safe this year. This semester, disposable takeout containers are available at all of our dining rooms, but we encourage you to purchase a reusable takeout container and bring it back, rinsed, on each visit to one of our dining rooms. Thanks to Thanks to everyone who took advantage of our offer of a combo of reusable takeout container and reusable utensils for just $5! Thanks also to our partners Sustainable Cornell and Cornell Grounds.

Theme dinners next Wednesday: On Wednesday, May 5th we're hosting a Cinco de Mayofeature and Street Food Dinner spread out all over campus. The Cinco de Mayo menu includes Chicken Mole, Mexican Street Corn, Black Bean & Butternut Burritos, and featured dishes for the Street Food Dinner include Vegan Banh Mi, Indian Spiced Potatoes, and Singapore Mai Fun Noodles. Each is at a selection of our residential dining rooms, and as always you can check Cornell Dining Now for hours and menus at each location.

Also next week, we're starting a monthlong celebration of the Ivy Room at Trillium! You may already have heard that the Ivy Room will be used for exciting new serving stations and additional seating for Okenshields beginning next semester, and Chef Chloe and her team are letting us reminisce about some of our Ivy Room favorites. Go to Trillium Cafe in Kennedy Hall each week for a new variety of Ivy Room features, including Chocolate Chip or Banana Pancakes, Cheesesteak Subs with Curly Fries, Lemon Chicken from the Ivy Room's Bamboo station, and the Veg Out, Margarita, and Chicken Bacon Ranch pizzas from the Old Stone Palace pizza oven.

Real Food for Virtual Slope Day. Stay tuned for details about our fun food offerings to celebrate the end of classes this semester, along with the online concerts and other festivities planned.

Do you know how to make pizza? Cornell Dining's own Kyle Pluckrose hosts a group for Bring a Child to Work Day every year at Cornell, showing how to make pizza from scratch! This year the event was online, and Kyle's video is now available to everyone. Check it out on our YouTube!

Are you following us online? Following us on InstagramTwitter, and Facebook is the best way to learn about updates and any future events.

Stay safe and healthy!

Sincerely,Cornell Dining

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