To spread awareness of Asian culture, diversity and increase community awareness, UNC Lambda Phi Epsilon hosted a mango sticky rice sale on Friday.
Mango sticky rice is a popular dessert originating from Southeast Asia. It is made with sticky rice, fresh mangoes and coconut milk.
Lambda Phi Epsilon is one of UNC’s newer fraternities, which was founded in March 2013. Its mission is to inspire men to pursue a lifelong journey of personal growth and authenticity while also embracing Asian culture.
The sticky rice sale is one way that contributes to Lambdas' overall mission. While the event was predominantly designed to bring awareness to Asian culture by sharing a premium Asian dessert, it was also meant as a fundraising opportunity for the fraternity.
“It is a cultural awareness sort of event,” said Tanas Gangadhar, a junior in Lambda Phi Epsilon. “We are trying to be culturally aware — it’s an Asian dish – but at the same time, raise our presence in the community by having these sort of events, and at the same time, fundraising.”