By Katrina Penaflor
On Thursday, October 23rd Western Oregon University celebrated its third annual food day. The event brought everything form free pumpkins, to fresh food, and
donations for WOU’s food bank.
Starting at 10 am was the pumpkin giveaways in the Plaza of the Werner Center. A small donation of cash or food was asked for in exchange.
Following the start of the pumpkin giveaway was a large vendor fair in the Werner Center. Local businesses set up tables to sell food, provide recipes, and inform students about what real food is. Community Health students were also taking donations of spices for the Ella Curran Spice Drive.
Inside Café Allegro from 12 to one pm was a reading of Course Grounds: A Coffee Anthology, by former and current faculty members of WOU’s English department.
The activities then moved to Valsetz Dining Hall. Where students could use either meal plans or debit cards to purchase fresh local produce. Along with delicious fresh food, a free showing of the movie “The Future of Food” by Dr. Dean Braa.
On Friday Food Day events were still underway with the moving of the campus garden to make room for the new Education Building.
Food Day was a great opportunity for students to become more educated about healthy and delicious foods and raise money for organizations like the campus food Bank.