Montana State University

Fast-a-thon 2013

Are you hungry for change?

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Help those less fortunate in the Gallatin Valley
by taking part in the Hunger for Change Fast-a-thon!

Each year, thousands of people in our country go hungry because they cannot afford food on a daily basis. In an effort to help remind us what it feels like to truly be hungry because of poverty, The Muslim Student Association (MSA) at MSU is holding the fourth annual Fast-a-thon on January 17, 2013.

On this day, members of the community are encouraged to voluntarily abstain from food and drink from dawn until sundown in an effort to remember those in poverty. At sundown, participants are invited to join in a meal to break their fast and be audience to a presentation about the relevance of fasting in Islam and the issue of hunger in our own community.

Participants attending the community meal are encouraged to donate what they would have spent on food for the day, or a non-perishable food donation for the food bank. The meal to break the fast will be at 5:00 pm in Strand Union Ballroom C. All funds raised will be donated to the Gallatin Valley Food Bank.

MSA encourages participants to donate to the Gallatin Valley Food Bank and will be collecting donations for the Food Bank leading up to the Fast-a-Thon. Participants and supporters may wear an orange ribbon to raise awareness of hunger on that day, which can be picked up at the information tables in the Strand Union Building in the Union Market on January 14, 15 and 16 from 11 am -1 pm, or in the Diversity Awareness Office.

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Sponsor Fast

Are you interested in having your businesses sponsor or pledge per participant?

YOUR Business can help those less fortunate in the Gallatin Valley
by taking part in the Hunger for Change Fast-a-thon!

There are many ways your business can participate in the fast-a-thon!

  • Monetary donations to help offset the cost of the event - including printing posters and the community meal. Any funds donated to help support the event itself will be used for overhead costs, and any excess will be donated to the Gallatin Valley Foodbank**
  • Donate food exclusively for the Gallatin Valley Food Bank in honor of this event**
  • Host a non-perishable food donation collection bin at your business leading up to this event. Let us know, and we can come pick up the donations for the GVFB
  • Display a poster for the Fast-a-thon prominently at your business
  • Have your business participate in the Fast-a-thon, employees wearing stickers or orange ribbons, fasting for the day, and donating what would be spent on food on January 17, 2013 to the food bank.

**These options can also be done on a per-participant basis (limitless, or to a defined number) - donate a dollar for each participant, or a can of food.

If you would like to participate in one of the ways listed above, or in another way, please contact us!

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