Posted on Thursday, February 18, 2016
Last month, Westminster College hosted the Oxfam America Hunger Simulation Banquet demonstrating the impact of hunger around the globe.
Oxfam America is a global organization working to “right the wrongs” of poverty, hunger, and injustice. The Oxfam Hunger Simulation Banquet brought hunger and poverty to life. Instead of distributing material goods, Oxfam seeks to find reasons for the conditions that cause poverty.
Each person in attendance was placed into one of three groups as either a lower income, middle income, or upper income citizen. This experience opened eyes to the struggles of people with hunger around the world as each attendee acted as a global citizen.
“Hunger is a real thing in America and around the word,” said Emily Clark, senior international studies major. “This event benefitted the lives of others in the form of awareness and direct donation to Oxfam.”
Event sponsors included the Office of Faith and Spirituality, the Newman Club, International Studies Program and Sodexo Catering. Wendy Farmarie, owner of the Silk Road Market, was also present.
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