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Snow College students take advantage of the College’s free soup night on October 25th. Photo by April Carver

“As poor college students, it’s important to get the most for your money,” says Snow sophomore Hannah Holladay. Like Holladay, many students are on the search for free and/or cheap food, and there are plenty of opportunities to find some. 

Perhaps the most obvious way to score free food in Ephraim is to attend Snow College activities. Throughout the academic year, Snow holds a variety of Student Life activities, most of which serve free food. From Soup Nights to Cocoa Cozies to Super Bowl parties, Snow is constantly providing opportunities for students to eat free, delicious goodies. 

The many clubs and organizations at Snow also frequently hold events with free food. Don’t worry about belonging to the clubs, because most club events are open to all students. Says Emma Lowe, vice president of the Pride Club, “It doesn’t matter if you’re an ally, LGBT, or not, you should come to our events and get free food.” 

Some clubs that regularly hold activities with free food include the Latter-Day Saints Student Association, the International Club, and Christian Club. Oftentimes, the clubs have more food than necessary and will serve seconds or even thirds. 

Unfortunately, not all food can be free. Luckily, there are plenty of deals to take advantage of in Ephraim restaurants. With a student ID, Little Caesar’s offers breadsticks for only a dollar, and Papa Murphy’s sells large one-topping pizzas for $3.99 on Mondays-Thursdays.  

When scoping out good deals, it helps to have a smartphone. Subway has an app that offers deals on sandwiches. The McDonald’s app, however, is a must have. It offers a variety of daily and weekly coupons on everything from burgers to coffee to milkshakes.  

Meanwhile, at Walmart, all fresh deli items are half price after 7:00 PM. Chicken tenders, corn dogs, macaroni and cheese, and more are all 50% off at that time. It doesn’t get much better than that.  

With free food and deals like these on Snow College campus and around Ephraim, there’s no need to complain about food being too expensive ever again. 

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Samuel Holladay

Samuel Holladay is a sophomore at Snow College majoring in communications. He is an editor for the Snowdrift and manager of Snow's Communications Lab and radio station. His free time is spent with his beautiful wife.

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