Westminster College to Host Hunger Simulation Banquet

Oxfam_LogoWestminster College will host the Oxfam America Hunger Simulation Banquet from 5:30 – 7 p.m., Feb. 23 in the Witherspoon Rooms, McKelvey Campus Center. The event is open to the public.

Oxfam America is a global organization working to “right the wrongs” of poverty, hunger, and injustice. The Oxfam Hunger Simulation Banquet attempts to bring hunger and poverty to life. Instead of distributing material goods, Oxfam seeks to find reasons for the conditions that cause poverty.

Each person in attendance will be placed into one of three groups as either a lower income, middle income, or upper income citizen. This experience is meant to open eyes to the struggles of people with hunger around the world as each attendee acts as a global citizen.

“Hunger is a real thing in America and around the word,” said Emily Clark, senior international studies major. “This event will benefit the lives of others in the form of awareness and direct donation to Oxfam.”

Attendees can register as well as purchase tickets for $5 in advance from Diane Gabriel, secretary at the Office of Faith and Spirituality at (724) 946-7117. Tickets will also be available at the door.

Sponsors for the event include the Office of Faith and Spirituality, the Newman Club, International Studies Program and Sodexo Catering. Wendy Farmarie, owner of the Silk Road Market, will have products available for sale at the event.

For more information, contact Gabriel at gabriedl@westminster.edu.

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