By Lauren Sonnenberg
The Prefect Council kicked off its Monthly Meals events selling cheese rolls, apple strudel and chicken empanadas from Porto’s Bakery this Monday, Oct. 1. In past years, food from nearby restaurants has been sold only on special occasions. With the institution of Monthly Meals, the Council aims to make off-campus food options a regular occurrence.
Head Prefect Katie Lim ’13 said students have always lobbied for an event like this one, but that Monthly Meals was fellow Head Prefect Michael Wagmeister’s ’13 “brainchild.”
“We’re expecting the food to go quickly, because in the past it has been the most successful food sold at school,” Senior Prefect Mikaila Mitchell ’13 said.
Food was sold during break on Monday and throughout the rest of the day. Students had to pay in cash to the Porto’s sale, as all Monthly Meals events will not take Harvard-Westlake IDs. One food item was $3, and two items sold for $5.
“Not only has the student body asked for something like this, but, I mean, who doesn’t love food?” Lim said.
Underclassmen, who are not permitted to leave campus during school hours, welcome the off-campus options.
“Since I just started driving, I think this will really help me find good food places nearby,” Greg Lehrhoff ’14 said.