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Student organization will host hunger awareness event

By ThisIsReno

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April 19 at 7 p.m. in the Joe Crowley Student Union Ballroom A, University of Nevada, Reno

Imagine going to bed hungry every night. That is a reality for most of the worlds’ people.

Experience an interactive dinner to demonstrate the inequality of food distribution around the world. As guests arrive, they will be separated into three different categories, paralleling the social and economic classes of the world. Each class will receive dinner based on what each person could afford if they were in that economic categorization throughout the world. Through interactive dialogue we hope to stimulate conversation among the guests. Each person attending will receive information about hunger and the affliction it causes in the world and what individuals can do to stop this issue.

Tickets can be purchased in advance or at the door. Students $5, adults  $10 and kids 12 and under are free.

The Hunger Banquet is designed to promote awareness about hunger in the world as well as our own community. Many people don’t realize the startling statistics that reflect the hungry people in Northern Nevada, let alone the world. The goal is to provide information needed to spark the realization that change starts with each one of us.

The Cantina del Lobo and The Eldorado are donating food for this event. Proceeds from The Hunger Banquet will be donated to the Food Bank of Northern Nevada and the Global Voice Hunger Fund.

The UNR chapter of The National Society of Leadership and Success is dedicated to creating lasting positive change in people’s lives. The society is an organization that helps people discover and achieve their goals. This national organization was brought to UNR last fall. Partnering with NSLS is Global Voice, a youth organization of Community Chest Inc. Global Voice strives to create lasting positive change in communities around the world through service-learning and cultural exchange.