FHSU to hold banquet to raise funds for Swipe Out Hunger


02/28/12 jb

HAYS,Kan. -- To raise money for the October 2012 Swipe Out Hunger event, the Fort Hays State University Global Leadership Project will host a Hunger AwarenessBanquet at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, March 2, at the Robbins Center on the FHSUcampus.

Dinerswill draw cards for their meals. The meal choices are based on three differentincome levels, and people will be seated accordingly. The low-income meal willbe a Numana meal, four basic ingredients, rice, soy, beans, and chickenflavoring. Middle-income diners will eat pizza, and the high-income meal willbe a three-course dinner provided by Chartwells. A silent auction will beconducted during the banquet.

JayLewis, Numana's partnership developer, will speak about Numana's history and the benefits of hosting a Numana food packaging event. Numana is a non-profitorganization in El Dorado that raises awareness about starvation around theworld.

Swipe OutHunger, a statewide food packaging event, is sponsored by Numana. All proceedsgo towards shipping food in bulk to the Horn of Africa. Swipe Out Hunger isduring the month of October, when volunteers donate and package food.

"In2011 FHSU packaged 21,987 meals for the Horn of Africa," said KellyNuckolls, Global Leadership Project student coordinator. "FHSU has a goalof packaging 100,000 meals this October."

Theminimum donations recommended at the door is $5. To reserve a seat or to donateto FHSU's Swipe Out Hunger 2012, contact Nuckolls at 785-628-5399 orglp@fhsu.edu.


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