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Hunger for Change Fast-A-Thon set Jan. 17 at MSU

January 8, 2013

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The Muslim Student Association and the Diversity Awareness Office at Montana State University will bring local awareness to hunger and help those less fortunate in the Gallatin Valley during the fourth annual Hunger for Change Fast-a-Thon, to be held Jan. 17 at MSU.

The organizations suggest that on Jan. 17 members of the Bozeman community voluntarily abstain from food and drink from dawn until sundown in an effort to remember those in poverty. At sundown, or about 5 p.m. in SUB Ballroom A, 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 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 item for the local food bank.
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The MSA will be collecting donations for the Gallatin Valley Food Bank from 11 a.m. -1 p.m. on Jan. 14-16 at a table set up in the Strand Union Building Union Market. Participants and supporters of the Fast-a-Thon may also pick up an orange ribbon at the table that they may wear on Jan. 17 to raise awareness about hunger.

To sign up for the fast, or become a sponsor, visit www.montana.edu/diversity, or visit the MSU Diversity Awareness Office, SUB room 368, or contact the office by calling (406) 994-5801 or email diversityawareness@montana.edu.

The Hunger for Change Fast-a-Thon is sponsored by the Muslim Student Association, the Office of the President, and the Diversity Awareness Office.

Phenocia Bauerle (406) 994-5801, phenocia.bauerle@montana.edu


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