The fourth annual Hunger Banquet will be held Friday, Feb. 1, at 6:30 p.m. at the Cathedral Church of St. Mark, 231 E. 100 South. The public is invited to attend.
The banquet, sponsored by the University of Utah International Development Network and the Lowell Bennion Community Service Center, is designed to focus attention on the world hunger problem. Participants will be given colored tickets and, based on the colors, will be assigned to eat a meal as it would be served in a developed, Third or Second World country. The ratio of colored tickets is proportionate to the percentage of the world's population living in each economic condition.A few lucky people will sit at a banquet table and eat roast beef, a baked potato, salad, vegetables and dessert. The majority will sit on the floor eating rice, beans and water. The most fortunate of the impoverished group - those representing the Second World - will have tortillas added to their meal.
Tickets are $5 for adults and $3.50 for students. A 50-cent discount will be given to anyone who donates a canned food item. Families with children are welcome and may substitute canned food at their discretion. Tickets may be purchased in advance at the Bennion center, 101 Olpin Union, or at the door, but no one will be turned away for lack of a ticket.
Banquet proceeds will benefit one international hunger-relief organization and one local organization. Food donations will go to the Indian Walk-In Center Food Bank.