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You are invited to join Middletown community members and Wesleyan students of various faith backgrounds in fasting for the day. You are encouraged to donate the money you would have spent on food to Amazing Grace Food Pantry. In the evening, participants will gather for a Banquet with guest speakers to break their fasts together. Help end local hunger, and further interfaith collaboration and pluralism in Middletown!


  • Who: Anyone! Students, faculty, staff, Middletown residents of any/all/no religious affiliation
  • When: Thursday, September 25, from 5:00 a.m. to 6:45 p.m.
  • Where: All across campus and Middletown
  • Why: Because many people in Middletown go hungry every night, and because none of us, regardless of background, think that its okay. Donate the money you would have spent on food to Amazing Grace (donation details below).
  • RSVP: interfaith.fastathon@gmail.com

Ramadan Banquet

  • Who: Everyone!
  • When: Thursday, September 25, 5:45 p.m.
  • Where: Beckham Hall
  • Why: To eat delicious free Indian food from Haveli, meet new people, hear Michael Roth speak, learn about fasting across cultures, learn about Ramadan, and demonstrate solidarity in the face of local poverty. We expect that this event will be very full, so please RSVP and come early!


  • Checks should be made out to “Wesleyan University” with “Fast-a-Thon” in the subject line, and mailed to “Wesleyan Interfaith Justice League, c/o Center for Community Partnerships, 167 High St, First Floor, Middletown, CT 06459-0033.” Checks or cash can also be brought to the Banquet. 100% of donations go to Amazing Grace Food Pantry.

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