CANCELED – Hunger Banquet April 12

PLEASE NOTE: This event has been canceled.

We all understand the concept of income inequality and how it contributes to hunger – some people have a lot of money to buy food, some people do not. But, it’s difficult to truly understand the issue without experiencing it.

To give a more personal understanding of food scarcity in our local area, the Associated Students of Centralia College is hosting a Hunger Banquet from 6 to 7:30 p.m. April 12 in the TransAlta Commons.

“At the banquet, guests will draw tickets upon arrival. Each person will be assigned at random to a high-, middle-, or low-income group based on the latest statistics on global poverty,” explained Suyeon Lee, Centralia College’s senator for student relations and advocacy. “Each group then eats a corresponding meal, from nutritious to sparse. It really helps raise awareness of hunger in our community.”

The participants will have the opportunity to share their thoughts and engage in dialogue about their experiences.

Tickets are available by a donation of 1-2 nonperishable food items or a monetary contribution to the campus Food Pantry, located in Room 137 (Student Life and Involvement Center) of the TransAlta Commons. The pantry is open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information contact Katrina Bray at 360-623-8116 or katrina.bray@centralia.edu.

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