Oxfam meal Wednesday

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

A unique meal March 28 in Atwood Memorial Center will help St. Cloud State students experience what it means to be among world's 1 billion undernourished people.

Students will 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 students will receive a filling dinner, while others will eat a simple meal or share sparse portions of rice and water.

A "Meal to Change the World," an Oxfam America Hunger Banquet, is sponsored by Sodexo and OxFam America, in partnership with these St. Cloud State entities: the Department of Campus Involvement, the Department of Residential Life and Multicultural Student Services.

View the event poster (PDF).

Participation is limited to 100 students. Tickets will be given on a first-come, first-served basis. Students may line up outside the Cascade Room at 5 p.m. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m.

Monetary donations will be accepted at the event. Proceeds will be split between local food shelves and Oxfam America. OxFam America is an international relief and development organization that battles poverty, hunger and injustice.

Students can also take on the roles of real people from around the world and share their experiences with others.

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