Hunger & Homelessness Week at Alvernia
In light of Hunger and Homelessness Week, Alvernia will hold a Hunger Banquet on Tuesday, November 11, at 6:00 p.m., in the Crusader Cafe.
An Oxfam America Hunger Banquet is an educational experience with about global hunger and global poverty.
Guests draw tickets (at random) that assign them each to either a high, middle, or low-income tier and receive a corresponding meal. Fifteen percent in the high-income tier are served a sumptuous meal, while 35 percent in the middle-income section eat a simple meal of rice and beans. The 50 percent in the low-income tier help themselves to small portions of rice and water. After an Oxfam America Hunger Banquet event, few participants leave with full stomachs, but all possess a greater understanding of the reality of hunger and poverty and will hopefully be motivated to do affect change in the world.
In addition, on Wednesday, November 12, Alvernia community members will camp out on the Commons lawn, after a special candlelight vigil to bring awareness to hunger and homelessness.