4:08 p.m., Dec. 13, 2010----Free chocolate chip pancakes, sausage, fruit, bagels and hot and cold beverages will be among the menu items offered at the annual fall semester midnight breakfast and study break, set for 11 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 14, in the dining room of the Newark United Methodist Church at 69 East Main St. Breakfast will be served until 1 a.m., Wednesday, Dec. 15.
The event, which is free and open to all current University of Delaware students with valid IDs, is cosponsored by the University Religious Leaders Organization and UD's Religious and Spiritual Life Concerns Caucus and is hosted by Wesley Foundation Campus Ministry.
The annual midnight breakfast, held each year in the lower level of Newark United Methodist Church, has grown from originally serving just 15 students to serving nearly 300 students each semester.
Wesley Foundation Campus Ministry students and friends started the event 15 years ago by, and now the entire University Religious Leaders organization pitches in to meet the demand for late-night sustenance.
Religious leaders begin preparing the food around 9 p.m. and usually don't leave the church until about 3 a.m. Students interested in attending need only to show up at the church from 11 p.m. to 1 a.m.