If you want the chance to go hungry, have dinner at the Newman Center on May 27.
The center is sponsoring a hunger simulation dinner to raise money for poor people in five Latin American countries. Rep. Wayne Owens, D-Utah, will talk about world hunger and the Foundation for International Community Assistance.Money raised at the dinner will be given to the foundation, which in turn lends it to villagers. Villagers use the money to start farms or businesses, such as making pots.
When the businesses are viable, the loans are repaid at a rate of 1 percent per month. During the four years the foundation has existed, 97 percent of the loans have been paid back.
People attending the dinner will draw the number of a table and receive the meal assigned to that table. Menus range from steak to rice and water. Depending on the number drawn, guests could eat a restaurant meal or dine on what an Ethiopian would have to survive on.
Tickets for the dinner are $5 for adults and $3.50 for students and children. The public is invited. Tickets are available at the Newman Center.
For further information, contact John Riley, 364-7504, or Alice Harline, 484-6761.