Community Service Center to Host Hunger Banquet at UA
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - The University of Alabama Community Service Center is sponsoring a hunger banquet on Wednesday, March 7, at 6 p.m. in the Ferguson Center Heritage Room. The hunger banquet is based on an Oxfam program that gives participants a first-hand look at food inequality worldwide.
Diners will randomly draw tickets that will assign them to one of several income levels.The income level will determine the type of meal they will receive.
Following the meal, guests are given a chance to reflect on the root causes of hunger and poverty and on the changes they hope to make in their community as a result of the hunger banquet.
“The Hunger Banquet is an experience that gives students a new perspective on hunger issues in the world and their community. It is meant to be an interactive and reflective experience designed to foster understanding, perspective and the motivation to do something to help,” said Libby Loveless, CSC student director of civic engagement and outreach.
Participant seating must be reserved by registering online at http://volunteer.ua.edu/hungerb.cfm. The CSC asks that each person within a group be registered.
Bama Dining is co-sponsoring the event.
For more information, visit the CSC at 346 Ferguson Center or go to http://www.volunteer.ua.edu/.
The University of Alabama, a student-centered research university, is experiencing significant growth in both enrollment and academic quality. This growth, which is positively impacting the campus and the state's economy, is in keeping with UA's vision to be the university of choice for the best and brightest students. UA, the state's flagship university, is an academic community united in its commitment to enhancing the quality of life for all Alabamians.