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Wednesday Lunch Fast easy way to help

Jessica Pillarella | Thursday, September 13, 2007

Tomorrow is the last day for Notre Dame students to sign up for the Wednesday Lunch Fast. By joining this program, you can really make a difference by giving up what would otherwise be “just another dining hall lunch.” Money from the Lunch Fast goes to local charities like St. Vincent de Paul and the Food Bank of Northern Indiana, as well as international organizations like Oxfam. Proceeds also go to fund the distribution of hundreds of turkeys, bags of potatoes, pies, loaves of bread and canned goods to needy South Bend families twice a year so they can comfortably celebrate Thanksgiving and Easter.

Here’s how it works: All you have to do is not go to the dining hall on Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. In other words, there is absolutely no time commitment. You will still have 13 meals to enjoy during the rest of the week. The dining halls save money when they make less food on Wednesdays and give this amount to us at the World Hunger Coalition. We then pass this money on to people who may otherwise be unable to eat.

We hope that you will join us in this effort. You can sign up at nd.edu/~whc.

Jessica Pillarella


off campus

Sept. 13