The Snack Shack opened in the Phillips Education Building on Sept. 30. Food items and drinks are being sold for only $1.
Theta Epsilon, the Education Honor Society, created the Snack Shack now located in the Curriculum Materials Lab in the education building. Whitney White, senior elementary education major from Trophy Club, is the president of Theta Epsilon and was in charge of creating the Snack Shack.
“I work in the CML during the week and there had been talk of having my boss create a place for students to buy snacks, but she could not find the time to take action,” White said. “This is when Theta Epsilon decided that we could create the Snack Shack as a fundraiser and collaborate with the CML employees to work the Shack.”
Raising money for the honor society is not the only draw of the Snack Shack. All of the food and drinks provided in the Snack Shack will only cost $1.
“Having all products $1 makes it easier for the CML employees to manage,” White said. “This is also a price low enough for students to be willing to pay but high enough that we can sustain ourselves.
The Snack Shack provides students with multiple options of food and drinks.
“Right now we are selling a variety of Keurig coffee, candy, breakfast bars, trail mixes, crackers and chips,” White said.
White said that the Curriculum Materials Lab is the ideal place for the Snack Shack to be located because it is the main gathering center for students in the education building.
“The CML has become our own little library and place to hangout and study throughout the day,” White said.
The location of the education building on campus makes it hard for education students to grab a quick bite to eat during classes. White said she hopes that the Snack Shack can alleviate this problem.
“People may not realize it, but education majors work really hard and these students are very deserving of a place to buy snacks and drinks without having to walk across campus,” White said. “We are also excited to provide a place for students of other majors to grab coffee or a snack on their way to class when all of the other food options on campus are busy.”