PRSSA hosts “Let’s Eat” to benefit Mountaineer Boys & Girls Club

Published by the Daily Athenaeum, April 19, 2017.

Morgantown community members are invited to take their tastebuds on a trip around the world at “Let’s Eat.”

WVU’s chapter of Public Relations Student Society of America will host Let’s Eat, a multicultureal food tasting event tonight, April 19 from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

All proceeds from the event will benefit the Mountaineer Boys & Girls Club.

The Mountaineer Boys & Girls Club is a nonprofit organization in Morgantown focused on enriching the lives of adolescents through educational services and by providing a safe space for youth to go after school.

A dozen other student organizations plan to participate in the event, including the Caribbean Student Association, Aid for India, German Club and Culturas, among others.

These organizations will provide a few dishes that represent their respective cultures. Attendees can sample foods from all over the globe and learn about the diversity on the University’s campus.

“We believe that this event is a great way to celebrate the diversity that can be found on our campus by allowing students to share a piece or ‘taste’ of their cultures with us,” said Annamarie Robinson, public relations director of WVU’s PRSSA chapter. “This can be a great learning opportunity for all of us. This is the best time to ask questions and mingle with people who come from cultures other than your own.”

Each year, WVU’s chapter of PRSSA holds an event to benefit the Mountaineer Boys & Girls Club.

“In the past, we held a fashion show where clothes from local boutiques were modeled by members of different sororities on campus,” Robinson, a senior strategic communications student, said. “This year, we wanted to change things up and create an event that was a little more inclusive and centered on something that everyone could relate to: food.”

Families involved in the Mountaineer Boys & Girls club are invited to attend, and others are encouraged to sponsor a family of four for $20, ensuring a family’s participation in the event.

Let’s Eat will be held on the fourth floor of Evansdale Crossing in the Media Innovation Center. Atendees will receive seven tasting tickets to be redeemed at the cultural booths of their choosing. Tickets are $5 in advance and $7 at the door.