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Fast-a-thon 2013 is Here


From Sophie Breitbart ’16:

Do you ever go into Middletown or Hartford and wish you could do something to help those less fortunate than you? Would you like to help alleviate the stress and worry now being experienced by four hundred twenty thousand Connecticut residents because their food stamp benefits were cut as of November 1? Looking for an excuse to start celebrating the holidays? We’ve got you covered!

Come visit the Fast-a-thon table at Usdan to donate points to the Amazing Grace Food Pantry. We’ll be tabling for a week starting this Wednesday. Stop by between noon-1 and 6-7 pm or you can give through this link starting Wednesday.If you’re low on points, just consider skipping your next latte run so that the boy you tutor can enjoy a meal (nearly one in fiveConnecticut children qualify as food insecure.)Holidays = giving = donating points = let the Christmas/Hannukah/Kwanzaa/Saturnalia/Festivus music begin!

Date: Wednesday, November 20
Time: 12-1 p.m.
Place: Usdan
Cost: 5-50 points

Fast-A-Thon Volunteers Meeting

From Zainab Khan ’13:

Yes, it’s that time of the year again! The Fast-a-Thon is fast approaching and we are looking for volunteers to help organize the event. This is a great opportunity for you to be involved with the greater Middletown Community. Each year, students fast for the day and donate their meals and/or points to the Amazing Grace Food Pantry. If you’re interested in volunteering, you must attend one (just one) of two volunteers meetings. The first one will be held Sunday, November 4th at 1pm in Usdan 110 and the second will be held Monday, November 5th at 4:15 pm in Usdan 110. Any questions, comments, or concerns should be directed to Zainab Khan at zkahn(at)wesleyan(dot)edu.

Date: TODAY, November 4 and tomorrow, November 5
Time: 1pm (today) and 4:15pm (tomorrow)
Place: Usdan 110

Chili and the Amazing Grace, this Saturday @ The Food Pantry!

Guys, I’m so tired, it took me several tries to enter my password to get on here. Actually, as long as we’re being honest with each other, I screw up my password (it’s “Francesca Moree ’14) all the time. I’m just too lazy to change it. If you also have an embarrassing and mundane story about yourself, feel free to send it to staff[mat]wesleying[mot]org to be published on Wesleying for all to see.

Uh, anyway.

Looking for a great opportunity to connect with local Middletown residents, support the Amazing Grace Food Pantry, and encourage healthy eating habits?

Well you’re in luck!

This SaturdayMarch 30 we will be hosting a cooking class at Amazing Grace from 1:15-2:15. You don’t need any experience, and even if you can’t cook, we would LOVE to have people just come by and hang out with us!

We’ll be making vegetarian chili completely from ingredients found at Amazing Grace, and at the end of the class, each Middletown resident in attendance will get to go home with a bag full of the ingredients and a copy of the recipe!

If you have any questions please email Lizzie Williams ’13 at ewilliams02&wesleyan&edu or Francesca Moree at fmoree&wesleyan&edu.

And although our chili won’t necessarily resemble this, we nonetheless request that you view this video for cooking inspiration:

Whoa. That was actually pretty damn impressive.

Date: March thirty-oneth
One fifteen to two fifteen in the afternoon
Amazing Grace Food Pantry (Click for more info and a bonus beard!)

Full House Valentine’s Dinner

Come celebrate Valentine’s Day in style with a delicious, classy, Full House dinner extravaganza. There will be some sultry jazz music courtesy of Music House, s’more making, and plenty of ambience. Tickets are 10$ and will be on sale all week at Usdan (cash only) and at the Program House Fair. Bring your significant other,  friend, that girl you’ve been eyeing at the gym, or come alone and our wonderful yentas (who have a 100% success rate) will set you up! All proceeds go to the Amazing Grace Food Pantry. We will be serving up a delectable three course meal:

Tomato Bisque or Green Salad

Main Course:
Eggplant Parmesan or Spaghetti w/ Meatballs

Flourless Chocolate Cake with Cardamom Crème Anglaise

Brighter Dawns Gingerbread House Building Contest!

Come get in the holiday spirit of giving and show off your creativity this Saturday afternoon by participating in a Gingerbread House Building Contest, brought to you by Brighter Dawns and Bon Appetit!

Rally your friends together, form a team and email brighterdawnsATgmailDOTcom with your team name and the number of people in your team. It costs $4/person if you pre-register and $5/person if you show up and register on Saturday itself.

Winners will receive a gingerbread trophy, proceeds will go towards Brighter Dawns’ efforts at improving health and sanitation in Bangladesh and your beautiful gingerbread houses will be donated to Amazing Grace Food Pantry.

What: Gingerbread House Building Contest
When: Sat, Dec 4, 12 noon to 3pm
Where: Usdan lobby
Cost: $4/person if you pre-register, $5/person for walk-ins
Facebook event

Edit: Gingerbread and some decorative materials will be provided, but feel free to bring additional decorations if you’d like. Sorry for the confusion!

2010 Fast-A-Thon

Do you remember last year’s Fast-a-Thon?

1200 Wesleyan students, faculty, staff, and local residents participated to raise over $16,000 for the local food pantry. This year the Fast-a-Thon is going to be BIGGER and BETTER than ever, but we need your help!!!!!

Different ways to donate points:

  1. fill out a donation slip that can find in your mailbox
  2. donate at different tables set outside of Usdan marketplace, WesWings, and Summerfields
  3. go to: www.wesleyan.edu/ocs/fastathon.html

The idea behind the Fast-a-thon is to donate the points/meals that you would have eaten that day towards Amazing Grace Food Pantry. It is recommended to fast just to experience what Ramadan is like, but it is by no means required.

On the day of the event we will begin with a number of speakers to introduce the event and explain its significance. Then we will break our fast with dates and eat a delicious Indian feast from Haveli’s. If you get there early you will also receive a free t-shirt!

Sponsored by: IJL, MSA, SBC, ResLife, SALD, Chaplain’s office, Haveli, Bon Appetit, OCS

  • Date: Thursday, Sept. 30
  • Time: 5:45 PM – 7:30 PM
  • Place: Beckham Hall

Fast-a-thon 2010 Volunteer Info Meeting

Yet another opportunity to do good in the world:

Do you remember last year’s Fast-a-Thon? 1200 Wesleyan students, faculty, staff, and local residents participated to raise over $16,000 for the local food pantry. If you’d like to HELP WITH THIS YEAR’S FAST-A-THON, there will be a meeting for volunteers on Sept 15.

This year’s Fast-a-Thon is going to be enormous and we really need your help to make it a success! If you can’t make it to the meeting but want to help, send an email to hjafri(at)wesleyan(dot)edu. Get pumped, and we hope to see you there!


The Fast-a-Thon Planning Committee

  • Date: TODAY, Sept. 15
  • Time: 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM
  • Place: Usdan 110

Food Drive PARTY

Here is a great opportunity to have fun and give to charity at the same time!:

For the benefit of the Amazing Grace Food Pantry and to bring together those who support the cause, the Office of Community Service invites you to a Food Drive Party! Music courtesy of Electric Wolf! There will be a prize for the most electrifying person in the party. So get up, bring a can of food or a box of pasta and party for a cause!

Date: Feb. 26 – Feb. 27
Time: 10:00 PM – 2:00 AM
Place: Lighthouse (230 Washington St.)