While most Americans feast as Super Bowl weekend nears, Adelphi’s Kappa Sigma brothers will fast to draw attention to those who face food insecurity.
Adelphi University fraternity brothers from Kappa Sigma will fast to raise money to support Island Harvest, for the eighth year in a row. Next to Thanksgiving, Super Bowl is close to one of the most gluttonous holidays. To bring awareness and shed light on hunger issues on Long Island, these Adelphi students will not eat for 24 hours preceding the Super Bowl. All of them will fast starting on Saturday, February 1, at 6:00 p.m. and continue until Sunday, February 2, at 6:00 p.m.
The kick-off concert which is open to the community is on Saturday, February 1, from noon to 3:00 p.m. in the Ruth S. Harley University Center Lower Level. The event will feature local musicians and a representative from Island Harvest to educate the community about hunger/food shortages and their prevalence both on Long Island and US.
Michael Manzo, Adelphi Chapter President, from Valley Stream, majoring in political science and history hopes to beat last year’s record collection and has a new goal of raising more than $4000 and 2000 lbs of canned food.