Terrence J Partners with Aladdin Campus Dining To Bring Plant-Based Options to HBCUs


North Carolina A&T Alumnus & former 106 & Park Host Terrence J is partnering with Aladdin campus dining to promote “Vegebond”. “Vegebound” is a plant-based meal program for HBCU students with efforts to support physical and mental health through healthy eating. Terrance J and Trina Gricem, Senior Director of Business Development for Elior North America (which runs Aladdin Campus Dining), aim to fix the issues of HBCU campuses having only fast food options.

“The idea is to promote healthier dining, especially within the Black community,” Grice states. Aladdin Dining did a photoshoot and taste testing event at Bowie State, located in Maryland, to promote and taste test the plant-based menu.


Terrence J curated the menu for students that make planet bases options intriguing and accessible to HBCU students. The Vegebond menu includes various options such as cauliflower street tacos, loaded meatless chorizo nachos, broccoli cheddar melts, vegan burgers topped with carrot bacon and even veggie-packed ancient grain bowls. This is the second year of the partnership. Due to COVID, the initiative has been primarily virtual but has hopes to reach more campuses and speak to students in person.

According to Terrence J, his desire is to help HBCU students through this partnership. “By partnering with Aladdin, I can help others prioritize their well-being with curated plant-based menus to support students’ physical and mental health, energy, and overall well-being.”



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