FeelGood Pitt to host weekend grilled cheese marathon


Courtesy of FeelGood Pitt's Facebook.

By Brady Langmann / Culture Editor

When 2:30 a.m. hits this Saturday morning and bars and pizza shops close, students will finally have a different late-night food option than 24-hour fast food joints.

FeelGood Pitt part of the youth-led movement FeelGood International, which aims to end world poverty by 2030 — will host a 17-hour deli event in Towers Lobby this weekend. From 11 a.m. today to 4 a.m. Saturday morning, volunteers from numerous student organizations will converge to cook and dish out grilled cheeses.

The extended meal sharing and positivity event is not related to Republican Donald Trump’s presidential win this week.

According to Cecilia Oliveros, FeelGood Pitt’s president, the event was planned before the election.

“Obviously we support global thinking and want to support organizations who help with that,” she said.

For a suggested $4 to $6 donation, hungry Towers passersby can choose from FeelGood Pitt’s signature creations, from the mozzarella-smattered Panther Pizza to the Grilled Granny, which comes with apples, cinnamon sugar and mozzarella. There’s also the classic grilled cheese, Cheesus Loves Me.     

Campus groups, such as Pitt Project Potter, Engineers for a Sustainable World and Nourish International, will take shifts throughout the grub-making marathon. The volunteers will go 17 hours in recognition of United Nations’ 17 goals for sustainable development, which aim to end hunger, improve nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture, among other initiatives.

FeelGood Pitt makes grilled cheeses with the help of Panera’s and Mancini’s, who donate bread, while FeelGood International gives funds for the other ingredients. Proceeds will go to FeelGood’s partners, The Hunger Project, CHOICE Humanitarian, Water For People and the Pachamama Alliance.

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