DelVal students host their first annual Meat in the Middle day

Apr 19, 2012

DelVal students hosted an educational day about meat.

Delaware Valley College’s Block and Bridle chapter hosted its first annual Meat in the Middle day in front of the cafeteria on April 19, 2012.

Block and Bridle is a national organization for people who are interested in animal agriculture.

This event was designed to bridge the gap between farmers and consumers by having them “meat” in the middle to discuss current food industry topics. 

Many students around campus participated in this event by purchasing red t-shirts and wearing them on the day of the event.

A small committee of students reached out to the livestock industry for educational materials to share with the college community.

Pamphlets and brochures held information on the livestock industry and raising the best food-producing animals for consumers. 

Not only was there information from the livestock perspective, the students also gave out nutritional information about what meat provides for the daily diet.

The students made contacts with PA Beef Checkoff, PA Pork Producers Council and several other organizations.

They gave out honey ham sticks and bacon outside of the cafeteria and had livestock at the event.

“This event was a huge success,” said Devin Cunningham, a member of DelVal's Block and Bridle chapter.

She said the event was about reaching out to the campus community to discuss the importance of the food industry.