Tables decorated with pink and red hearts, streamers and ribbons captured the curiosity of students on Valentine’s Day.  

The Don B. Huntley College of Agriculture students hosted a Valentine’s Day Cookie Bake Sale to raise funds for the agricultural club Phi Upsilon Omicron.

Phi Upsilon Omicron is a national honor society in family and consumer sciences in the Beta Psi Chapter.

“We baked them ourselves in our nutrition lab, which we are so lucky to have,” second-year foods and nutrition student and treasurer of Phi Upsilon Omicron Kimberly Vavrek said.

Phi Upsilon Omicron joined the Valentine’s Day festivies by selling sugar cookies and cake pops. (Christina Berberian | The Poly Post)

The club sold M&M sugar cookies and cake pops that sold out within the hour Wednesday February 14.

Funds raised go towards the clubs merchandise and expenses.

“Some of the funds go towards the foods we serve which include vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options,” fourth-year foods and nutrition student and Phi Upsilon Omicron Initiation Chair Angela Wang said. “When we give out lunches we want to be inclusive.”

Cookies were packaged in small heart patterned pouches in pairs of two to share with a special someone. The club thought it was the perfect way to get students into the Valentine’s Day spirit.

Phi Upsilon Omicron is no stranger to philanthropic work.

They are known for their work with the Los Angeles Food Bank, Steven’s Hope for Children, Foothill Family Shelter and the San Felipe Migrant Workers.

The club’s goal is to encourage members in academic excellence, leadership and professional services within the fields of health and consumer sciences.

“We host fundraisers like this about twice a year, including booth games,” Phi Upsilon Omicron AG Representative Sabrina Romero said.

The club also works in conjunction with other clubs on campus including the FN Forum, Food Science Society and the Wellness Fair.

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