About 1500 students plan to give up dinner tonight to raise money for medical and agricultural supplies for Cape Verde, Elario Montiero '79, organizer of the fast, said yesterday.
University Food Services will give 95 cents for each fasting student to Tchuba, an American organization devoted to helping the African coastal archipelago of Cape Verde, a food services spokesman said yesterday.
Montiero said the fast, sponsored by the Harvard Hunger Action Project, raised $1400 two years ago and $1100 last year, and will yield about $1300 this year.
Ninety per cent of the money raised actually buys supplies for the Verdeans, and the other ten per cent pays for administrative and transportation costs, Montiero said.
The organizers will present information about Cape Verde and the purposes of the fast tonight in the Lamont Library forum room, Montiero said.