Campus Ministry

Hunger Banquet

WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 30   5:30 PM   DION BOARD ROOM 

 Please RSVP to campusministry@rivier.edu by October 25 

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EVERY 3.6 SECONDS, SOMEONE DIES FROM HUNGER.

Join us for a Hunger Banquet on October 30 and see hunger in a whole new way.

The Oxfam Hunger Banquet is an event sponsored by the international aid agency Oxfam to raise awareness about the problem of hunger around the world.  Oxfam describes the Hunger Banquet this way:

 WHAT'S IT ALL ABOUT? 

One in seven people goes hungry.  But hunger is not about too many people and too little food.  Our rich and bountiful planet produces enough food to feed every woman, man, and child on earth.  Hunger is about power.  Its roots lie in inequalities in access to resources.  The results are illiteracy, poverty, war, and the inability of families to grow or buy food.

Few experiences bring to life these inequalities more powerfully than an Oxfam America Hunger Banquet event.  Unique and memorable, the Oxfam America Hunger Banquet can help raise funds and awareness, as organizers and participants alike experience firsthand how our decisions affect others in the world.

HOW DOES IT WORK? 

Guests draw tickets at random that assign them to a high-, middle-, or low-income tier, based on the latest statistics about the number of people living in poverty.  Each income level receives a corresponding meal - filling and nutritious or sparse and simple.  When the meal is done, guests are invited to share their thoughts and take action.  After an Oxfam America Hunger Banquet event, few participants leave with full stomachs, but all possess a greater understanding of hunger and poverty - and are motivated to do something to help.

For more information, please visit www.oxfamamerica.org 

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