In honor of International Education Week, Butte College's Associated Students will host "A Hunger Banquet" to raise awareness of poverty in the world on Friday, November 21, from 6-9 p.m. at the Chico Center, 2320 Forest Avenue. The event is held in partnership with Oxfam America's global hunger campaign--the nation's oldest and largest anti-hunger movement.
Keynote speaker will be Dr. Keiko Goto, a Visiting Fellow from the Division of Nutritional Sciences at Cornell University. Dr. Goto, will discuss the global food crisis and his work as a nutritionist and researcher in various countries such as Guatemala, Indonesia, Jamaica, the Philippines, and Tanzania.
Participants will get a chance to experience a meal as a low income, middle income or upper income global citizen. This event is one of the thousands of events taking place across the country to demonstrate how poverty affects millions in the United States and internationally. Tens of thousands of people take part in Oxfam America's global hunger campaign every year at their churches, schools, colleges and community groups.
Admission is free, but all participants are requested to bring a non-perishable food item or donation to Oxfam America at the door.
All non-perishable food items gathered at the event will benefit the Community Action Agency in Oroville. All proceeds from the event will be donated to Oxfam America, an international relief and development organization. For more information, call Butte College at 895-2800.