Friday, October 16, 2009

World Food Day: Fighting it with a UM student All-Nighter

Alexander Rafuls

UM Students Commemorate World Food Day

By Pulling An “All-Nighter for the Poor”

Coral Gables, FL (October 15, 2009) – On Friday, October 23, the University of Miami will host Food for the Poor’s “All-Nighter for the Poor” on campus in the Wesley Foundation, 1210 Stanford Drive, between 8 p.m. and 2 a.m. Participating student groups, including Catholic Student Association; Students Towards Ending Poverty (STEP); Intervarsity (UIAC); and Wesley Foundation, will raise money to not only feed children who suffer from malnutrition, but also to provide impoverished countries with the resources necessary to become self-sufficient. In Haiti, one in eight children dies before the age of 5.

On this night, Food for the Poor will broadcast live via a Web-conference to participants at the University of Miami, sharing videos, live music, photos, stories from the field and testimonials. Activities will take place throughout the night to keep participants entertained and informed.

“There is a large percentage of the world that lives on less than two dollars a day, and many lack even the bare essentials to survive. It is time to acknowledge that several areas of the world are suffering, and we must do our parts to help them recover,” said Alexander Rafuls, Group Leader of “All-Nighter for the Poor” at UM.

Register to participate in “All-Nighter for the Poor” by calling 1-877-654-2960, ext. 6988 or by e-mailing To download publicity materials, create personalized donation pages and more, visit To donate to Canes for the Poor please visit

Food for the Poor, the largest international relief and development organization in the nation, does much more than feed millions of hungry poor in 17 countries of the Caribbean and Latin America. We provide emergency relief assistance, clean water, medicines, educational materials, homes, support for orphans and the aged, skills training and micro-enterprise development assistance, with more than 96 percent of all donations going directly to programs that help the poor.


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