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The Moravian College Circle of Omicron Delta Kappa, the national leadership and scholarship honor society, is approaching its goal of raising $2,500 for Meals on Wheels of Bethlehem by selling a cookbook. "A Taste of Moravian" is a compilation of 350 recipes from the faculty, students, staff, alumni and parents of Moravian College. The production and sale of the book is a project sponsored by the Moravian College Circle of Omicron Delta Kappa. All proceeds from the book are being donated to Meals on Wheels.
Students chose to sponsor a "food" themed philanthropic project to support a "food" themed cause – Meals on Wheels of Bethlehem. The inspiration for the project came last year when an article in The Morning Call indicated that Meals on Wheels had not met their fundraising challenge. Shortly thereafter, students saw an infomercial on TV about Fundcraft, a cookbook publishing company, and somehow, the food concepts clicked together! The students were very excited about the idea and have put a great deal of time into selling them. Senior ODK member Carly Silvesti did the artwork for the section dividers and president Don Gebhard (senior also) wrote the introductory sections of the book.
The students have sold 150 of the 250 cookbooks needed to reach their fundraising goal of $2500 for Meals on Wheels. Books are $10 and are available at the Moravian College Bookstore. They can also be purchased by sending a check for $12 (to cover postage) to: April Vari, Associate Dean of Students, Moravian College Student Services Office, 1134 Monocacy Street, Bethlehem, PA 18018.