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NCWC Hunger Banquet on Nov. 16

NC Wesleyan College Students Tackle World Hunger

Growing concerns about hunger in the world have spurred NC Wesleyan College students to take action.  With a goal of increasing awareness and to raise funds toward alleviating the problem, several campus groups have joined together to plan the Second Annual Hunger Banquet.

For a modest donation of $10 or more, or a contribution of 5 or more canned food items, community members are invited to attend the banquet on Wednesday, November 16 at 6 pm in the Wesleyan Dunn Center.  The campus is located at 3400 N. Wesleyan Boulevard in Rocky Mount.

According to AmeriCorps*Vista volunteer Jillian Hauf, “The Hunger Banquet at NCWC is an interactive dining experience that is representative of an average meal from a low-, middle-, or high-income level. Guests may not leave with a full stomach, but they will take with them a new perspective on the issues of hunger and global food insecurity.”

The banquet is not all serious business, however.  Local media celebrity David Joyner will serve as emcee for the event.  Joyner is a Rocky Mount native who serves on the boards of several local non-profit organizations and is a founder of the Dare to Dream event.

Funds generated by the Hunger Banquet will support a meal packaging event to be held on campus in the spring.   NCWC student volunteers will package dehydrated, high-protein, highly nutritious meals to be distributed in crisis situations and in food programs for schools and orphanages in developing countries around the world.   Stop Hunger Now, an international hunger-relief agency based in Raleigh, will receive and distribute the packages.

For more information, to make a donation, or to reserve seats for the Hunger Banquet, contact Jillian Hauf, the AmeriCorps*VISTA volunteer in the NC Wesleyan College Office of Community Engagement or 252-985-5276.