The entire UB community was invited to a special lunch on Monday, May 4th to raise funds for survivors of the Nepali earthquake. Twelve international students from Nepal studying at the University of Bridgeport spearheaded the event, which was also coordinated by International Student Services and the Office of the Dean of Students, Division of Student Affairs.

340 people attended and $7,717 raised to support the American Red Cross’s Nepali earthquake relief efforts. The suggested entry was $10 for students and $20 for faculty, staff, and the general public, although some stopped by just to donate and skipped the lunch!

Lunch – an all-you-can-eat buffet – was graciously donated by the following restaurants/establishments:

  • Baingan (Shelton)
  • Bereket Turkish Cuisine (Black Rock)
  • CT Station Asian Food (Bridgeport)
  • Harborview Market (Bridgeport)
  • Haveli Indian Restaurant (Middletown)
  • Kabob Express (Bridgeport)
  • Metric Bar & Grill (Bridgeport)
  • Papa Joe’s Restaurant (Darien)
  • Paradise Biryani Restaurant (Norwalk)
  • Pizza Post (Fairfield)
  • Rainbow Thai Restaurant (Westport)
  • Red Apple (Bridgeport)
  • Red Mango (Fairfield)
  • Red Rooster (Bridgeport)
  • Ruethai Kitchen LLC (Bridgeport)
  • Sergio’s Pizza (Bridgeport)
  • Sodexo Campus Services
  • Tangare Biryani Restaurant (Stamford)
  • Thali Indian Restaurant (New Canaan)
  • Tazza Osteria & Bar (Fairfield)
  • Two Boots (Bridgeport)
  • Vazzy’s Restaurant (Bridgeport)

Other sponsors included:

  • Chinese Student and Scholar Association
  • Hosam Faqeha (President of Saudi Student Club)
  • Residential Life and Student Conduct
  • UB Book Store

And other members of the UB community who assisted in finding restaurants/establishment to donate food were:

  • Jill Bassett
  • Aisha Bedawi
  • Nadine Boudissa
  • Yolanda Flores
  • Justin Hume
  • Melissa Lopez
  • Vincent Marini
  • Yvrose Romulous
  • Denise Spada
  • Yojana Shahi
  • Satyam Shrestha
  • Yumin Wang

What a remarkable show of support!