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LSU to Host Second Annual Oxfam Hunger Banquet

10/17/2011 11:29 AM

BATON ROUGE – On Monday, Oct. 24, LSU will host the second annual Oxfam Hunger Banquet at 7 p.m. in the LSU Student Union Atchafalaya Room. This program is co-sponsored by Kitchens on the Geaux at LSU and LSU Homecoming, both organizations within LSU Campus Life.

 

A hunger banquet brings to life the inequalities of the world in an interactive and empowering event. Participants will be invited to share a meal together and discuss poverty both locally and globally. Those in attendance will also learn more about local efforts to address poverty.

 

The event is free, but a suggested admission is 1-2 cans of food that can be donated to the Homecoming Committee’s CANapalooza food drive benefitting the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank.

 

The Oxfam Hunger Banquet date, Oct. 24, was chosen in conjunction with Food Day. Food Day is an effort by Americans from all walks of life to raise awareness about food-related issues, such as obesity and hunger, and to promote healthy foods. For more information please visit www.foodday.org.

 

One-in-seven people go to bed hungry every night. Around the world, poverty is growing at an astonishing rate. Social injustices, along with the most recent economic downturn, are increasing this number every day.

 

Kitchens on the Geaux uses service as a tool to increase awareness of food insecurity in the Baton Rouge area. It also aims to serve nourishing meals to in-need populations through food rescue efforts.

 

LSU Homecoming plans activities during Homecoming week from Nov. 6-13. These activities include a pep rally, parade, Homecoming Court, CANapalooza food drive and structure building, and a concert. For more information, visit homecoming.lsu.edu.

 

For more information, please contact Eve Franchebois at efranc4@lsu.edu or by phone at 225-578-5160, or visit www.lsu.edu/campuslife.

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