(Nov. 8, 2010)--The UTSA community is invited to the 2010 Oxfam Hunger Banquet from 6 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 9 in the University Center Denman Room (2.01.28) on the Main Campus. This experiential "banquet" will inform participants about global hunger issues and how to make a difference. Following the interactive dinner, Erica Benavidez from the San Antonio Food Bank will speak on need in San Antonio and how each of us can make a difference.
The banquet can accommodate 100 guests; tickets will be given at the door beginning at 5:30 p.m. on a first-come, first-served basis. The event is sponsored by the UTSA student organization VOICES (Volunteer Organization Involving Community Education and Service) and the UTSA Inclusion and Community Engagement Center.
In conjunction with the Banquet, VOICES will collect canned food to support the San Antonio Food Bank. Banquet participants can bring canned food or stop by the VOICES office in University Center Room 1.216 to donate.
An estimated 49 million Americans are food insecure. Of those 49 million, almost 17 million are children and 5 million are senior citizens. Last year, more than 37 million people used a Food Bank for emergency food assistance.
>> For more information, contact the UTSA Inclusion and Community Engagement Center at 210-458-4770.
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 Oxfam Hunger Banquets and other events.
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