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Spencer Bruce, Kristen Kelly, Rebecca Kibler | Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Students of Notre Dame,

Have you ever felt that pang of guilt when you throw away half a plate of food at the dining hall? Have you ever eaten until you are so full that you feel miserable? Do you feel remorse when you continually don’t use all of the meals on your meal plan? We have the perfect way to ease your unease. Three words: Wednesday Lunch Fast.

Many of you have probably heard whispers about this mysterious group of masochistic do-gooders, but you may not know the whole truth. Allow me to clear up the confusion. Wednesday Lunch Fast does NOT mean you actually go without food. You do NOT have to sit in a circle to pray and sing kumbaya or pledge yourself to a life to poverty, chastity and obedience. You ONLY have to give up one meal per week from your meal plan and not swipe into the dining halls during lunch on Wednesdays. That simple. You can still use your flex points. Take it as an opportunity to explore some of the many excellent cafés scattered around campus that you otherwise would have never tried.

If you have read a newspaper or watched the news anytime in the last month, then you are well aware of the horrible famine that is ongoing throughout the Horn of Africa. Any aid, no matter how miniscule, can go a long way to alleviate the suffering of these people. Last year alone, we were able to give $28,000 to international and local charities working to end hunger. ALL of these funds were raised from the Wednesday Lunch Fast.

Please seriously consider this easy way to give back. Sign up for the fast at both dining halls from Sept. 7 to 8 between 5 and 7 p.m. Email whc@nd.edu with any questions.

Sparknotes:

-Eat 13 dining hall meals per week instead of 14.

-Help feed the poor and hungry of our world.

Peace,

Spencer Bruce

junior

off campus

Kristen Kelly

junior

McGlinn Hall

Rebecca Kibler

junior

Pasquerilla East Hall

Aug. 29