Marlboro College

News Hunger Banquet at Marlboro College, April 30

MARLBORO, VT - (April 16, 2009) - Marlboro College's Community Service Committee will host a Hunger Banquet on Thursday, April 30, at 5:30 pm in the Dining Hall.

A hunger banquet is an event that replicates world food distribution by having guests draw tickets that assign them a high-, middle-, or low-income tier and the corresponding meal.

Marlboro's Community Service Committee would like to raise awareness to the inequitable food distribution in the world, and the realities of how people eat on a daily basis. They hope that the hunger banquet will serve as a reminder that with the challenges of the current economic situation, many people in the US still eat a more plentiful meal than many people in the world, and perhaps more than our local neighbors.

Guest speakers will be Marlboro faculty members Bob Engel and Lynette Rummel as well as Melinda Bussino of the Brattleboro Drop in Center.

Suggested donations for tickets are $5 and up for students, and $15-25 for non-students. Tickets are available in Brattleboro at Everyone's Books, The Book Cellar, Altiplano, and Zephyr's, at Sweetie's Deli & Market in Marlboro, or by e-mailing behrmann@marlboro.edu. All proceeds will benefit Oxfam, an international organization working to fight poverty and injustice, and the Brattleboro Area Drop-In Center, a local organization that works with people who are facing hunger issues.

For more information, please contact the Marlboro College Public Relations Department at (802) 251-7644, or visit the news section at www.marlboro.edu.

Marlboro College offers undergraduate education in the liberal arts and graduate study focused on Internet technologies. Its 330 undergraduate students enjoy an 8:1 student-faculty ratio, a voice in governing the community and individualized courses of study on a 350-acre campus in the hills of southern Vermont.

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