2019 The Feast Before the Feast
United’s second Annual Feast Before the Feast, two days prior to Thanksgiving, brought employees together to share good food, strengthen friendships, and offer an opportunity to vote for their favorite hairy co-worker in honor of Movember.
Once again, United provided the meat (ham, chicken, and turkey) and employees brought their favorite side dish or dessert — WOW . . . what an amazing assortment of delicious food! Before digging into the scrumptious delicacies that awaited, each employee was handed a plate with one of three words (family, friends, or work) written on the bottom. Each employee then shared a thought about what they were thankful for in their respective category.
This year’s feast also incorporated a campaign to benefit the nationally recognized Movember during the month of November, creating an awareness for men’s health. As always, United’s employees stepped up to the plate to compete and raise donations for the Movember Foundation which is a charity that raises money to tackle men’s health issues such as prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health, and suicide.
Seventeen competitors grew facial hair to compete in three categories — Best Mustache, Best Beard, or Best Sideburns. Jars were placed in the café during the pitch-in for fellow employees to vote via monetary donations for their favorite hairy co-worker(s). After all the money was counted, United matched the donations.