MHU to Participate in Nationwide Challenge to Perform 500,000 Random Acts of Kindness

Challenge accepted! Mars Hill University students will join their peers at 300 other colleges and universities on February 17, 2022 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 Mars Hill’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 Mars Hill, students will be delighted by surprise menus featuring TikTok food trends, kindness giveaways, and activities designed to encourage participants to pay it forward to the Mars Hill community and beyond.

“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 Kristine Freshour, General Manager of Dining at Mars Hill University.

In addition to day-of on-campus activities and events, Chartwells will be giving away cookbooks autographed by celebrity chef Jet Tila. 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,,