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Wednesday Lunch Fast easy way to show support

Letter to the Editor | Friday, January 19, 2007

Every five seconds, a child dies of a hunger-related cause. This means that while I ate my lunch today in North Dining Hall, about 350 children died because they were born into poverty. If you’re like me, you’re looking for a way to make a difference in the lives of the millions who go to bed each night hungry. Preferably, an easy way.

Luckily, I have one for you: the Wednesday Lunch fast. Students that sign up for the Wednesday Lunch Fast simply give up their Wednesday dining hall lunch. This means they will not go to the dining hall between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Wednesdays and will have one less meal each week. The money the dining hall saves will go to help many in poverty. Signing up is easy. Just e-mail your full name and ndID number (the number on our IDs that begins with 90) to [email protected] by Friday, Feb.2. I hope that you join me in skipping this one dining hall meal a week.

Jessica Pillarella


Pasquerilla East

Jan. 17