Fast-a-Thon Raises Funds for Amazing Grace Food Pantry

Wesleyan's Interfaith Justice League sponsored the third-annual Fast-a-Thon Oct. 1 in Beckham Hall. They agreed to fast for the day, and donated their unused meals or student meal points to the local soup kitchen, Amazing Grace Food Pantry.

Wesleyan's Interfaith Justice League sponsored the third-annual Fast-a-Thon Oct. 1 in Beckham Hall. They agreed to fast for the day, and donate their unused meals or student meal points to the local soup kitchen, Amazing Grace Food Pantry. The day-long fast concluded with a "break-fast" banquet.

More than 1,360 students participated in the event, raising $17,061.91 for the food pantry.

More than 1,360 students participated in the event, raising $17,061.91 for the food pantry.

Participants were given a Fast-a-Thon T-shirt for participating.

Participants were given a Fast-a-Thon T-shirt for participating.

Wesleyan President Michael Roth speaks to students prior to the "break-fast."

Wesleyan President Michael Roth speaks to students prior to the "break-fast."

Muslim Chaplain Marwa Aly speaks about fasting.

Muslim Chaplain Marwa Aly speaks about fasting.

(Photos by Stefan Weinberger ’10)