Have You Attended A Hunger Banquet Program?

By: Kim Dunne, Media Manager

hunger banquetThere have been several hunger banquet programs held throughout our council. What exactly is a hunger banquet?

Attending a hunger banquet program is an eye-opening experience for both girls and adults. Those that attend will experience what it is like to eat based on affluence and will learn about the unequal distribution of food among the world’s population. When you arrive, you’ll draw a colored ticket that determines your socioeconomic status for the evening. Your status determines what you eat and where you sit in the room. Speakers will talk about their stories and address the issues surrounding hunger and food distribution. You will learn about the issue of food disparity in our community and throughout the world.

Participants will leave with a greater understanding of this important issue and information about how they can take action to make a positive difference in their community.

There are four upcoming Hunger Banquet programs. They are open to girls in grades 4-10 and adults and cost $5 per participant.

  • February 23, 10 a.m.-noon in Watertown – Registration Deadline: February 15
  • February 23, 1-3 p.m. in Lowville – Registration Deadline: February 15
  • March 9, 1-3 p.m. in Canton – Registration Deadline: February 15
  • June 3, 6-8 p.m. in East Herkimer – Registration Deadline: May 20.

For more information or to register visit the Programs and Events page on our website.

If you have attended a Hunger Banquet – what was the experience like for you?

2 thoughts on “Have You Attended A Hunger Banquet Program?

  1. This sounds like an amazing program. Is there any way that we could get a Hunger Banquet held in the Finger Lakes area?

  2. I don’t see any here in the Southern Tier i.e. Binghamton/Elmira/Corning/Watkins Glen/Ithaca area. I know there was one but couldn’t go to that one. The ones all scheduled over a 2-3 hr drive. Is there any way one could be scheduled in the southern part of the council?

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