Bethany College hosts educational hunger banquet

Bethany College students will soon be fed a lesson in the eating habits of poverty-stricken countries across the world. The Bethany Student Advocacy Group’s annual Hunger Banquet is set for September 30 at 7 p.m. in the cafeteria.

On the agenda is a presentation of materials from OxFam America, an international relief group founded to combat poverty, hunger and injustice across the world. Bethany Student Advocacy Group president Samantha Reeves attended the OxFam Change Initiative summit in Boston, Mass., during the summer of 2008. Reeves stated her experience “alerted me to the destitute conditions that individuals across the world suffer through every day. I hope to open the eyes of a few of my fellow students and community members by hosting this event.”

On the menu is very little. The meal is designed to simulate the types of meals that our world’s poorest consume every day.

The event is free to the public, though attendees will be given the opportunity to make a donation to OxFam.