(Nov. 3, 2009)--The UTSA community is invited to the 2009 Oxfam Hunger Banquet from 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 11 in the University Center Denman Room (2.01.28) on the Main Campus. Hosted by the UTSA student organization VOICES (Volunteer Organization Involving Community, Education and Service) and the Inclusion and Community Engagement Center, admission is free, but participants are encouraged to bring canned food to support the San Antonio Food Bank.
At the dinner, participants will learn about world hunger issues and how everyone can make a difference. More than 38 million Americans lack food, and last year, more than 27 million people used a food bank for emergency food assistance. Hunger is a problem locally and globally.
For those who cannot attend the banquet, canned food can be donated at the VOICES office, University Center Room 1.216, Main Campus.
The banquet will accommodate 120 guests, but for planning purposes, reserve a seat at the banquet by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information, call (210) 458-4770 or stop by the VOICES office in University Center Room 1.216, Main Campus.
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.
>> Learn more about the hunger banquets and other events at the Oxfam America Web site.
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