Students at Hamline University will hold an Oxfam Hunger Banquet on Monday, Nov. 21, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at Anderson Center, 774 N. Snelling Ave. Off-street parking will be available. The event is a fundraiser for Oxfam America, an international development and relief agency committed to solving poverty, hunger and social injustice.
Worldwide Oxfam Hunger Banquets bring to life inequalities in the world and challenge the more economically fortunate to realize how their decisions affect others. At the event, each guest draws a ticket randomly assigning them to the high-, middle- or low-income tier, as determined by World Development Report statistics, and is served a corresponding meal. The 15 percent in the high-income tier are served a gourmet meal. The 25 percent in the middle-income section eat a simple meal of rice and beans. The 60 percent in the low-income tier waits in line for small portions of rice and water.
Organizers hope the event will empower attendees to participate in social change, educate others and help Oxfam partners who are finding solutions to end poverty and hunger.