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'Hunger Banquet' Aimed at Education, Community Welcome

Reaching for Bread
11/23/2011 —

The Service Above Self (SAS) Club at Penn State DuBois, in conjunction with the Oxfam America organization, will hold a Hunger Banquet in December, designed to educate the community on issues surrounding world hunger.  Members of the community are invited to attend. 


Oxfam America is an international relief and development organization dedicated to combating poverty, hunger, and injustice. Together with individuals and local groups in more than 90 countries, Oxfam helps people overcome poverty, and fights for social justice.


At a Hunger Banquet, according to Oxfam, guests randomly draw tickets that assign them to different income levels, based on the latest statistics about the number of people living in poverty. Depending on where they sit, some receive a filling dinner, while others eat a simple meal or share sparse portions of rice and water. Oxfam America Hunger Banquet guests can also take on the roles of real people from around the world and share their experiences with others. While not all guests leave with full stomachs, many gain a new perspective on the root causes of hunger and poverty, and will feel motivated to do something to help.


The Hunger Banquet at Penn State DuBois is planned for 7:00 p.m. on Monday, December 5, in the Multipurpose Building Gymnasium.  An RSVP is requested by November 30, by contacting SAS Club President Hillary Yarger at hxy5071@psu.edu or 814-577-1359. 



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