Morningside College received a $1,000 grant from the Sioux City Lions Club to host an Oxfam America Hunger Banquet at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 22, in Weikert Auditorium in Buhler Rohlfs Hall.
Morningside College received a $1,000 grant from the Sioux City Lions Club to host an Oxfam America Hunger Banquet at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 22, in Weikert Auditorium in Buhler Rohlfs Hall, 1701 Morningside Ave.
The event is free and open to the public. Community members may reserve a spot at the banquet by emailing Valerie Hennings at firstname.lastname@example.org by 5 p.m. Monday, March 20.
At the event, the places where people sit and the meals that they eat are determined by the luck of the draw, just as in real life some are born into relative prosperity and others into poverty.
Jennifer Hart, development director at the Food Bank of Siouxland, will be at the event to discuss issues of poverty and hunger in Siouxland.
“The goal is to facilitate a discussion on hunger and poverty, globally and locally,” said Hennings, director of the Col. Bud Day Center for Civic Engagement at Morningside College.
The Sioux City Lions Club is part of Lions Club International, the world’s largest service organization. The club raises funds for community services to promote sight and hearing health and also supports charitable organizations, youth, annual scholarships for high school seniors and preschool vision screenings.