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Student Wins Free Year of Qdoba, Donates It

Kansas State freshman doesn't eat Mexican food
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 20, 2019 4:20 PM CDT
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(Newser) – What to do when you win a year's worth of free Qdoba, but you don't eat Mexican food? In the case of one Kansas State University freshman, you use it to feed people in need. Cameron Koger tweeted after winning the "Qdoba Queso 3-point contest" at a Kansas State basketball game March 9 offering to pass the prize along to someone who liked the tweet. After hundreds of responses, some of which suggested he donate the 52 free entrees, he tweeted that he had decided to donate them to Kansas' Manhattan Emergency Shelter. "I wanted the Qdoba to stay local because I know Riley County is the most food insecure county in Kansas," he wrote, noting that the 52 meals would feed the entire shelter twice.

Qdoba responded with its own tweet thanking Koger for his "great gesture" and announcing that it would double the number of free meals provided to the shelter. Reporter Darren Rovell tweeted that Koger studied food insecurity in a KSU class, and Koger tells the K-State Collegian he has a friend who works at the homeless shelter. Rovell called his move "awesome"; many others have praised the donation, including K-State Athletics and, of course, the shelter itself, KSHB reports. "A huge thank you to Cameron Koger and Qdoba for thinking of us so selflessly!" the shelter posted on Facebook. (Read more uplifting news stories.)

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