UTSA's Oxfam Hunger Banquet is Nov. 12
By Jennifer Lilly
Assistant Director of Volunteer Services, Inclusion and Community Engagement Center
(Nov. 4, 2008)--The UTSA student organization VOICES (Volunteer Organization Involving Community, Education and Service) and the Inclusion and Community Engagement Center will host the annual Oxfam Hunger Banquet from 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 12 in the University Center Ballroom II.
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At the dinner, participants will learn about world hunger issues and how everyone can make a difference.
Open to the public, admission is free, but participants are encouraged to bring canned food to support the San Antonio Food Bank. Bring canned food to the banquet or stop by the VOICES office in University Center Room 1.216, 1604 Campus.
Up do 150 guests can be accommodated at the banquet; to reserve a seat, e-mail Jennifer Lilly.
Learn more about Oxfam Hunger Banquets and other events at the Oxfam America Web site.
According to Wikipedia, Oxfam International is a confederation of 13 organizations working with more than 3,000 partners in more than 100 countries to find lasting solutions to poverty and injustice through advocacy campaigns, development programs and emergency response. Oxfam was founded in Oxford, England, in 1942 as the Oxford Committee for Famine Relief by a group of Quakers, social activists and Oxford academics. The name was changed to its telegraph address, OXFAM, in 1965.