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Penn State Dining Offering Iftar Meal Service During Ramadan

Penn State Dining will offer Iftar meals at Pollock Dining Commons through Monday, May 2, to help accommodate those observing the Islamic holiday of Ramadan.

The meals are available for all who are interested, although they must pre-order online by 4 p.m. on the day of pickup. According to Penn State, daily menus often include dates, different soups, baklava, couscous, assorted veggies, potato dishes, and more.

The Iftar meal services run daily from 5 to 8 p.m. with meals available seven days a week. Payment and pickup will take place on the second floor of Pollock Dining Commons at a cashier station. Meals will cost $6 with a campus meal plan, $13.50 with LionCash, and $14.95 if you’re paying with credit.

Daily menu listings are available online. For additional questions or if one is running late for their meal pickup, customers are asked to contact the Pollock Management office at (814) 865-7664.

Ramadan is a month-long religious holiday for Muslims that serves as a time of self-reflection, prayer, and fasting during the ninth month of the Islamic calendar. The month is designed for prayer and fasting in which observing Muslims traditionally fast from sunrise to sunset and break the fast with an Iftar meal.

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