Purple Cow Pastures has had a defunct, half complete website for a while, but now seems to be ready to go.

Students and parents can pre-load the card with dollars for use at participating stores. Members will also get free meals and special benefits. However, the required $100 deposit is going to deter many people, like me, who almost never eat on Spring Street. For those that get most of their meals with cash, this should be helpful, though it might accentuate the divide between students that can afford a $12 sandwich everyday and students who have to exclusively rely on Williams’s provided food. Dining Services should be complemented, though, their servings are usually quite wonderful, and there is a lot of choice, but there’s nothing wrong with students pursuing their own project, and I wish them the best of luck.

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