In conjunction with U.N. World Food Day and Cans Around the Oval, Colorado State University is sponsoring an Oxfam Hunger Banquet to raise awareness of the crisis of global hunger.
The third Annual CSU Hunger Banquet will be held at 5:30 p.m. on October 10 in Parmelee Dining Hall on the Colorado State campus.
The event will explore the causes of world hunger and learn how to make a difference in the fight against poverty, through experiencing an interactive meal that depicts global economic stratification.
Oxfam America is an international development relief agency committed to finding lasting solutions to poverty, hunger and social injustice. Tens of thousands of students, families, campus and community groups across the United States have joined Oxfam’s movement to alleviate poverty and hunger.
Over one billion people – one-fifth of the world’s population – live on less than $1 per day. Close to 850 million people suffer from chronic hunger and 30,000 children die each day from hunger and preventable diseases. According to Oxfam America (www.oxfamamerica.org), the root cause of hunger is an inequality of food distribution, not a lack of food.
The event is sponsored by International Education, Housing and Dining Services, Hillel, and Student Leadership, Involvement and Community Engagement (SLiCE). Co-sponsors include Global Village, Key Service Community, International Development Interdisciplinary Program, and the University Counseling Center.
For more information, please contact Shauna DeLuca at Shauna.DeLuca@colostate.edu or International Education by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (970) 491-5917.