Seguin community invited to Oxfam Hunger Banquet
Posted on 11/13/2018 7:28:00 AM.
(Seguin) -- You're invited to help make a difference by sharing in a piece of the world's pie. Texas Lutheran University is encouraging you to take a seat at the table for its Oxfam Hunger Banquet.

Ashlie Ford, director of marketing and communications, says the Seguin community is invited to this "deeply impacting event where participants attend a meal in which they will learn about world hunger and poverty."

"It's an opportunity to make a difference locally and globally. It's a volunteer led interactive event that brings the statistics about poverty kind of to life. So, the different groups basically get broken down to how the world eats. The banquet gives you the opportunity to make a difference, both locally and globally. It will be a volunteer-led interactive event that brings the statistics about poverty to life. So the different groups basically get broken down into how the world eats and like some people are going to have a protein, a starch and then as it gets lower and lower down the economic scale, one group only has rice and some water and it's really to kind of just show the disparity between how different people have access to food and what people have and so that's a really cool event that the Center for Servant Leadership is doing and then it is right before Thanksgiving -- it's the season to just get people thinking about how the rest of the world is affected and maybe how we are not here in America," said Ford.

Oxfam is a global organization working to end the injustice of poverty. TLU officials say the group helps people build better futures for themselves, hold the powerful accountable, and helps to save lives in disasters. Its mission is to tackle the root causes of poverty and create lasting solutions.

The hunger banquet is open to the public. Participants are encouraged to bring a canned good donation for entry. The banquet will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at TLU's Jackson Student Activity Center located across from the football field.
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