Friday, March 11, 2011

HUNGER IS NOT AN OPTION! Chef Tim to present at Hunger Banquet, 3/27/11

2nd Annual Hudson Valley Hunger Banquet

March 27, 2011 3pm-5pm

at Mount St Alphonsus

1001 Broadway

Ulster Park, NY 12487

Coordinated by Queens Galley and UlsterCorps

Please join us for this unique and memorable event

and participate in our discussion about ending child hunger in America

with special guest, Chef Tim Cipriano

What is a Hunger Banquet?

Few experiences bring to life the inequalities in our world more powerfully than an Oxfam Hunger Banquet event. Unique and memorable, The Hunger Banquet event allows participants to experience firsthand how our decisions affect others in the world.

Upon arrival our guests draw tickets at random that assign them each to either a high-, middle-, or low-income tier-based on the latest statistics about the number of people living in poverty. Each income level receives a corresponding meal. The first 15 percent represent those living in the high- income tier and are served a sumptuous meal catered by celebrated chefs; the next 35 percent represent the largest demographic addressing hunger and food insecurity in our own community; our children. These guests will dine on an offering from the Kingston Consolidated school lunch menu; and the remaining guests, representing the 50% of the world population facing hunger and poverty daily, help themselves to small portions of rice and water. Although all guests pay the same price for admission, as in life we never know how fate is decided.

To volunteer or for more information, email  or call 845-481-0331 or Queens Galley at 845-338-3468.

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