Congressman Tim Griffin's Conway office received a donation Thursday from University of Central Arkansas and Hendrix College Young Democrats in the form of ramen noodles.
The afternoon demonstration was organized, according to the Democratic Party of Arkansas, to highlight Griffin's votes to slash student aid.
The party cites Griffin's vote for the House Republican Budget, which Griffin said Thursday was in line with President Obama's Budget Control Act of 2011 that set yearly discretionary funding.
Student aid is categorized as discretionary funding in the federal budget, Griffin said.
"The amount of money set for students and student aid was set by President Obama, the Senate and the (Budget Control Act of 2011) set these spending levels," Griffin said.
The reference to the vote is misplaced, Griffin said, adding that he supported the recent student loan bill to set federal interest rates in favor of students.
Robert Taylor, a Hendrix College Young Democrat, led students in the demonstration Thursday along with UCA's YD President Jared LaReau.
Taylor said Griffin's stance will cause students to have to eat the cheap, dehydrated noodles through college in order to pay for their education.
Griffin's D.C. press secretary Matt Wolking said Thursday the noodles will be donated to the Bethlehem House in Conway.
Griffin was in Benton Thursday visiting an assisted living facility when students arrived at the Conway office located at 1105 Deer Street.