Ohio State Univ. students found a new option for a quick snack during finals week this December.
In the animal science department building in Columbus, Ohio, a bacon vending machine continues to be restocked as students sell it out. The Ohio Pork Council sponsored the machine with bacon donations from Smithfield, Hormel and Sugardale.
“The Bacon Vending Machine is a unique and fun way for the Ohio Pork Council to support Ohio State students and promote the pork industry at the same time,” Dave Shoup, president-elect of the Ohio Pork Council, said in a statement.
All items are $1 and profits from the bacon items go to the meat science program at Ohio State.
“The bacon vending machine has been very popular since it arrived on campus. So popular that we’ve had to restock the machine with product five times per day,” said Emily Bir, Ohio Pork Council communications director in an email.
Bir said the vending machine will be filled until Dec. 13, but the future of the vending machine is unknown after that.