The Bethany College community will soon learn a lesson in the eating habits of poverty-stricken countries across the world at the Bethany Student Advocacy Group’s annual Hunger Banquet on September 29 at 7:30 p.m. in the cafeteria.

“More than 854 million people worldwide suffer from debilitation efforts of chronic malnutrition and hunger. The Advocacy Group wants to educate the people of Bethany College of this problem not only happening in the United States, but around the world,” said Bethany Student Advocacy Group president Sarah Bennett.

On the menu is very little. The meal is designed to simulate the types of meals which 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 America, an international relief group founded to combat poverty, hunger and injustice across the world.