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Hunger Banquet helps raise awareness about poverty, hunger

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North Central College invites the campus community to participate in the Oxfam America Hunger Banquet®, a free event that’s part of the College’s yearlong global human rights focus on poverty reduction.

The banquet will start at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30, in the Harold and Eva White Activities Center.

Guests will draw tickets at random, assigning 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, brainstorm possible solutions to hunger around the world and take action.

Oxfam America is an international relief and development organization that creates lasting solutions to poverty, hunger and injustice. It’s part of Oxfam, a confederation of 17 Oxfams working in more than 90 countries. A representative will give a brief presentation about the organization at the banquet, which is sponsored by the offices of International Programs and Multicultural Affairs as part of Anti-Hate Week.

For more information contact the Office of International Programs at 630-637-5132.