Food sale gives new look on heritage


Izzy Mitchell

The food sale during lunch on Feb. 23 gave students an opportunity to explore other cultures.

Alyn Seymour, Staff Writer

On Feb. 23, the quad filled with the smells of foods from all around the world for Heritage Fair. 

Clubs like Filipino Club, Black Student Union, and more were selling foods from their cultures.

The food sale is a fundraiser for clubs at Carlmont, but since it is during the week of the Heritage Fair, it also acts as a way to help students get to know their classmates’ cultures.

“The Filipino Club sold pork lumpia, which is basically a fried spring roll filled with pork and vegetables,” said President of the Filipino Club and senior Liam Jocson. “The food sale is important because often times, food is an integral part of a culture. In this case, Filipino culture is built on the foundation of family gatherings where food is often shared.”

Many students, like Emma Armstrong, a junior, purchased food and appreciated the clubs’ participation in the event.

“I think the food sale is a great part of Heritage Fair because what you eat is a big part of one’s culture,” said Armstrong.

Students had a multitude of items to choose from, ranging from savory to sweet.

“The food sale is a great way for each club to show the student body their culture,” said Emma Castro, a junior. “Every culture has their own special foods, and it’s cool to see what that is for other people.”

As students walked around from table to table, they got to witness an aspect of their classmates’ cultures that they usually do not see.

“Food is something that can mean a lot to someone and their heritage. Whether the item of food is traditional and is prepared for a holiday or a family recipe your grandmother made, food makes up our identity,” said Armstrong. “We are all different, but strikingly the same. It was great to see that we all can unite over something as simple as food.”