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November 7, 2008

Hunger Banquet to take place Nov. 13


Cowley College’s Diversity Team, along with ACES (Academic Civic Engagement through Service), a student scholarship organization, will be hosting a Hunger Banquet from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 13 in the Earle N. Wright Community Room.

The intention of the event is to actively display the unequal distribution of food throughout the world. Oxfam America and Oxfam International are organizations that work to end world hunger and poverty and the hunger banquet is one way to bring awareness to this plight both in the United States and in many underdeveloped countries.

More than 854 million people suffer from chronic hunger and malnutrition globally. More than 2.5 billion people live on less than the equivalent of $2 per day, and every day nearly 30,000 children under the age of five die, almost all from preventable causes including malnutrition. 

During the event, you will not be asked for monetary donations to Oxfam. This event is simply to raise awareness of this important world problem.

In attendance that evening will be Katie Wilke, a Winfield native who recently returned from the Peace Corps in Senegal. She will not only serve as Emcee for the evening, but she will also share stories of inspiration from the people that she worked with.

For more information on Oxfam and Oxfam America, please feel free to visit their website at