Kan. -- The Global Leadership Project at Fort Hays State University will host
the second annual Hunger Awareness Banquet and Silent Auction in partnership
with the Messiah Lutheran Church beginning at 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 9, at the
church, 2000 Main St.
Hunger Awareness Banquet will demonstrate the unequal distribution of global
resources by using the percentage of world population at three different income
levels. Three different meals will be served based on those income levels.
addition to the banquet, a silent auction will provide funds for FHSU's SWIPE
Out Hunger food packaging event taking place on Oct. 13 in the university's Forsyth
are $5 with all proceeds going towards SWIPE to pay for food, supplies and
equipment. Donations can also be sent into the Center for Civic Leadership,
Custer Hall Room 201, 600 Park St. Checks need to be made out to the Center for
Civic Leadership with SWIPE in the memo.
are limited, and the deadline to purchase tickets is Monday, Sept. 3.
Out Hunger is a statewide food packaging event, sponsored by Numana Inc., in
which higher education institutions engage in fighting global hunger by
packaging bulk food products to be shipped to the starving in the Horn of
2011, FHSU packaged 21,987 meals. This year, FHSU has a goal of packaging
100,000 meals; $5,000 is still needed to reach that goal.
is a non-profit 501(c)(3) public charity located in El Dorado, formed in August
2008 as an international hunger relief organization. Jay Lewis, Numana's partnership
developer, will be the keynote speaker at the banquet.
purchase tickets, contact Kelly Nuckolls, Global Leadership Project student
coordinator, at the Global Leadership Project at 785-628-5399 or by email to
Global Leadership Project at email@example.com.
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