Ohio State students get bacon vending machine

By Ben Hooper
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Dec. 6 (UPI) -- Ohio State University students are being treated to an unusual snacking option for finals week thanks to a new bacon vending machine.

The Ohio Pork Council, a trade group for Ohio pork producers, installed a vending machine at the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences that dispenses cooked, ready-to-eat Smithfield, Hormel and Sugardale bacon.


Proceeds from the machine, which charges $1 for a strip of bacon or a handful of bacon bites, are being donated to the school's meat science program.

"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," Ohio Pork Council President-Elect Dave Shoup told WBNS-TV.

The machine is scheduled to remain at the school until Dec. 13.

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