Banquet and silent auction to raise money for FHSU's hunger campaign

08/27/12 jgm

HAYS, 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.

The 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.

In 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 Library.

Tickets 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.

Spots are limited, and the deadline to purchase tickets is Monday, Sept. 3.

SWIPE 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 Africa.

In 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.

Numana, 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.

To 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

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