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Events

Hunger Banquet Oct. 15

October 12, 2009

Join us for the 5th annual Colorado State University Hunger Banquet to explore the causes of world hunger and learn how to make a difference in the fight against poverty through experiencing an interactive meal that powerfully depicts global economic stratification.

5th annual Oxfam Hunger Banquet
Thursday, Oct. 15
6 p.m. (Doors open at 5:30 p.m.)
Parmelee Dining Hall 

Crisis of global hunger

In conjunction with Cans Around the Oval, Oct. 14, and  U.N. World Food Day, Oct. 16, Colorado State University is sponsoring an Oxfam Hunger Banquet to raise awareness of the crisis of global hunger.

Lasting solutions

Oxfam is an international development relief agency committed to finding lasting solutions to poverty, hunger, and social injustice.

Tens of thousands of students, families, and campus and community groups across the U.S., have joined Oxfam's movement to alleviate poverty and hunger.

Inequality of food distribution

  • 1.2 billion people, or one-fifth of the world's population, live on less than $1 per day
  •  842 million people suffer from chronic hunger
  • 30,000 children die each day from hunger and preventable diseases

According to Oxfam America, the root cause of hunger is an inequality of food distribution, not a lack of food.

Interactive meal depicts economic stratification

The cost is only one meal card swipe at any dining center location for those with an on-campus meal plan. For those without an on-campus meal plan, the cost is $6 to participate.

Cash or checks can be received at Allison, Academic Village, Braiden or Parmelee dining centers, and credit cards can be used at the Palmer Center.

Open to everyone

Students, faculty, staff, and community members are invited to attend. Attendance is limited.

All proceeds benefit Oxfam America.

Sponsors

International Education, Housing and Dining Services, Hillel, Student Leadership, and Involvement and Community Engagement, or SLiCE.

Co-sponsors

Global Village, Key Service Community, International Development Interdisciplinary Program, the University Counseling Center, and Universities Fighting Hunger.


Contact: Shauna DeLuca
E-mail: shauna.deluca@colostate.edu
Phone: (970) 491-5917