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Faculty, staff pledges sought for students in hunger walk

Students walking in Project Bread's Walk for Hunger this Sunday (May 6) are asking faculty and staff to make monetary pledges of support via the Internet in a campus-wide campaign organized by the InterFraternity Council (IFC).

The IFC's community service committee plans to raise at least $3,000 in the 20-mile walk that supports nearly 400 emergency food programs in 129 Massachusetts communities.

"We wanted to organize an MIT-wide effort that would get a lot of people out there wearing MIT T-shirts. We hope to get close to 1,000students walking," said first-time walker Daniel Yoo, a sophomore in management who chairs the IFC community service committee. "If just 10 faculty members pledge $5 for 10 students, that's already $500 raised."

The group set up a web site to make it easy to pledge support for MIT student walkers. Community members need give only their name, e-mail address and the number of students and amount pledged before Sunday. The IFC community service committee will contact pledgers after the walk to collect funds. For more information, contact Mr. Yoo.

A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on May 2, 2001.

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