Sponsor Fast-A-Thon participants in their quest to relieve hunger in the Metro Detroit area.
is a campus-wide fundraising and awareness event held on hundreds of
universities across the country each year. We ask members of the U-M
community to fast for a day from dawn to sunset, and in return, local
sponsors will donate money on their behalf to a selected charity. Last
year, more than 400 University of Michigan students participated in
Fast-A-Thon and raised over $6,000 towards flood relief efforts in
Pakistan, while also experiencing a spiritual tradition that millions of
Muslims around the world observe every year to practice self-control
and empathize with those who are in need. This year, as we fast for a
day to remind ourselves what many throughout the world struggle through
on a daily basis, we'll be raising funds for an organization called Forgotten Harvest. Forgotten Harvest relieves hunger in the Detroit metro area by rescuing surplus, prepared and perishable food and donating it to emergency food providers.