The annual International Food Fair at Hope College will be held on Saturday, Feb. 25, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Maas Center auditorium.

The public is invited.  The food will be available in exchange for tickets that will be sold at the door.

The International Food Fair has been sponsored by the college’s international students for more than 30 years, and celebrates the many cuisines and cultures of the nations represented by members of the Hope community.

For the event, Hope students, alone and in small groups, get together to cook a dish from their homeland.  They will wear traditional attire in presenting their dishes, and individual tables will feature the food and educational displays concerning the cuisine and cultures.  Those attending buy tickets at the door and move from table to table, asking questions and tasting samples of the food.

Admission is $5 cash for an initial packet of five tickets, with additional tickets costing $0.50 each.  Most dishes cost one or two tickets.

Every year, the International Food Fair raises funds to support a global cause.  This year, the event will focus on supporting CARE for the victims of the Earthquake victims of Turkey and Syria.  CARE is a non-profit organization focused on leading the way to a better life for the world’s most vulnerable people. This year, CARE and partners worked in 111 countries, reaching more than 174 million people around the world through 1,600 projects.

The Maas Center is located at 264 Columbia Ave., between 10th and 13th streets.