2nd Annual Latin Food Festival


Blake Roberts, Staff Writer

The Office of Student Involvement and Multicultural Programs, in partnership with the Spanish Club, co-hosted the second annual Latin Food Festival in Springs as part of Hispanic Heritage Month. Students had the opportunity to learn more about Latin culture and enjoy authentic food from the region.

The food included Columbian empanadas, bunuelos (cheese balls), and Cuban pulled pork. Colombian restaurant El Carriel in Mauldin and Cuban restaurant Tropical Chicken Grill in Greenville provided the food.

Junior Kristy Munoz praised the food’s authenticity and taste. “Especially the empanadas, they’re really good,” she said.

While food was served outside, students could learn more about El Salvador, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Puerto Rico and Latin American countries’ cultures inside Springs.

In addition to the Latin Food Festival, PC will screen “No Turning Back,” a documentary on illegal immigration and possible reform. Jesus Nebot, the film’s director, will be present for the screening on Oct. 15 at 6 pm in Harrington-Peachtree’s auditorium.