Students returning to Taylorsville Redwood Campus for spring semester were offered a free meal by the LDS Institute.
Cocoa and donuts were on a table outside of the LDS Institute building where students could walk up and serve themselves. The free meal is a tradition to encourage students and staff as they start a new semester.
“It’s a way to say welcome back and to kick off the semester,” says LDSSA council member Shalyse Scadlock.
The back to school occasion takes place every spring and fall semester and is open to everyone. LDSSA council members Brittany Larsen, Shalyse Scadlock and Becky Jessop managed this event.
“We want to remind people to sign up for Institute if they want to, but they don’t have to,” Jessop says. “If they are interested they can pick up a schedule and sign up [at a later time].”
Students who enroll in LDS Institute receive a free meal program — which allows students to receive a home cooked meal for no cost — and a free parking pass.
Other activities include the Service Corner, which provides volunteer and service opportunities at places like Primary Children’s Medical Center. Council members also plan a day for all LDSSA members to cheer on SLCC athletes.
Any registered SLCC student automatically becomes an LDSSA club member.
Anyone who chooses not to enroll can take part in the meal program for just $1.00 per meal. Meals are served every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 11 AM- 1 PM.
Students can go to the Cultural Center inside the Institute, where the food is, to pay for it at the time of service. Service Missionaries will cook or provide food and students are welcome to sit at the tables while they eat.
“Anybody is welcome here,” says Institute Director Jeff Meservy.
If students need a quiet place to study or even pray, they don’t have to be LDS or even an institute member. The Institute also offers a World Religions class that everyone is welcome to sign up for.
Free back to school breakfasts are served each spring and fall semester outside of the LDS Institute from 8 to 10 a.m. Lunch is served inside the Cultural Center within the LDS Institute from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Anyone who wants more information can contact the LDS Institute at 801-964-3064.