An important part of the trip is enjoying the local food in Xizhou. Students from the previous trips have reported that the food there is very good, and there are plenty of options for students to enjoy. Local snacks are very good as well, and students who rely on packaged food (instant noodles, candy) will miss the chance to try new things. It is nice to have a small "taste of home," however, and students will be able to bring a very limited amount of "comfort food" for those moments when they would like a special treat. There is also a supermarket a few minutes away, where students might be able to find some familiar snacks.