By Kenia Marreros, UNA-RMU
On January 25, 2017 the Robert Morris University UNA chapter hosted an Oxfam Hunger Banquet. The purpose of the banquet was to raise awareness of hunger around the world. Many of the students were shocked to know that not everyone is fortunate to eat a nutritious meal every day, some students spoke and shared how they were extremely sadden to know that in some parts of the world a child does not have the luxury to eat beans and rice with utensils.
Participants were divided into social classes (low-income, middle-income, and high-income). Each social class received meals according to their class. The banquet was a true success; approximately 130 students attended. The chapter is very proud to have had the opportunity to share the harsh reality of hunger and poverty with the RMU community.
About OxFam Hunger Banquets
The Oxfam Hunger Banquet is a memorable, interactive event that brings hunger and poverty issues to life. After 40 years, this volunteer-led effort is still going strong—and has changed hundreds of thousands of lives. Expand your world by attending an Oxfam Hunger Banquet near you. Want to host your own Hunger Banquet? Please contact our Special Initiatives Director, Sana’a Hussein, for resources.
The UNA-USA chapter at Robert Morris University-IL is an organization involved in service projects that explores diverse cultures and issues of global relevance within the framework of the United Nations mission to educate, inspire, and mobilize support for the principles and vital work of the United Nations.