Grocery Bingo Promotes Fun Times, Helps Ease Grocery Expenses for Students

Ferris State UniversityBuying groceries is an essential need, for many Ferris State University students, and one that can prove expensive. As part of an effort to help address this need, and to have some fun at the same time, the “Grocery Bingo” concept has been embraced on campus.

“Grocery Bingo is a great event that Entertainment Unlimited has brought to campus for a number of years,” said Nick Smith, coordinator of activities Ferris State Universityin Ferris’ Center for Leadership, Activities and Career Services. “The concept is very basic; play bingo, win bingo and take home groceries. Entertainment Unlimited purchases the groceries and puts together a variety of items to create the bag of groceries as prizes. Items include ramen noodles, mac and cheese, toilet paper and a variety of products that student can use.”

Entertainment Unlimited organization, the campus programming board, hosts one or two of the Grocery Bingo events each semester during the academic year. Grocery Bingo is typically hosted later in a semester when many students need to restock their food supplies. The most recent Grocery Bingo event occurred on Nov. 14 – with more than 200 students in attendance.

“I think it went very well, attendance was amazing and it seemed like everyone had a good time,” said Ryan Fouts, vice president of programming for EU, who further noted that the event is fast becoming a campus tradition.

EU hosts its next Grocery Bingo event on Thursday, March 15 at 8:30 p.m. in University Center, Room 202.

For more information about Grocery Bingo, contact Nick Smith, in the CLACS office, at (231) 591-2140.


PHOTO CAPTIONS: Shown, above, are images from the recent edition of Grocery Bingo, that occurred in November. Grocery Bingo is typically hosted later in a semester when many students need to restock their food supplies.