Home | Campus Journal Archive | Manage Your Subscription | Contact Campus Journal | Media Relations

Oxfam Hunger Banquet at UNH Manchester

Print this article Print
Email this

Our planet produces enough food to feed every women, man and child on earth. Yet one in seven people go to bed hungry every night. Not because there isn’t enough food but because of deep imbalances in access to resources. 

Attend the Oxfam America Hunger Banquet at UNH Manchester on Tuesday, April 3 and learn about how the institutions and systems in place around the world affect the availability and distribution of adequate and nutritional food.

At an Oxfam America Hunger Banquet, guests randomly draw tickets that assign them to different income levels, based on the latest statistics about the number of people living in poverty. Depending on where they sit, some receive a filling dinner, while others eat a simple meal or share sparse portions of rice and water. Oxfam America Hunger Banquet guests can also take on the roles of real people from around the world and share their experiences with others. While not all guests leave with full stomachs, many gain a new perspective on the root causes of hunger and poverty.

Find out why organizers and guests alike call it a "memorable," "powerful," and "life-changing" experience. 

The event will be led by Genevieve Cox, Ph.D. candidate in the department of sociology and is sponsored by UNH Manchester’s Sidore Lecture series, “Food for Thought,” and the Diversity Committee. 

The Oxfam America Hunger Banquet will be held on Tuesday, April 3 at 3 p.m. in rooms 354 and 356 at UNH Manchester at 400 Commercial Street in Manchester, N.H. Admission is free. To RSVP, call Sharon Eaton at (603) 641-4114 or email Sharon.Eaton@unh.edu.