For students like Rella Kaplowitz, Jerad Bates and Junaid Hassan, eating on campus at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, was often a hassle.
As two Orthodox Jews who observe kashrut and an observant Muslim who maintains hallal dietary laws, the three found little to eat in campus dining halls and cafes. Their meal choices were limited to cereals, instant soups, chips, ice cream and a small selection of microwaveable frozen meals.
But that all changed after the three students worked with university administrators to open the "Kosher/Hallal Corner" this fall semester. Located in UMBC's Commons, the central food court on the university's Catonsville campus, the stand carries a rotating stock of more than 40 types of frozen kosher meals, as well as ready-made items that students can eat on the run between classes.
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