How about a steak dinner – or maybe just bread, rice and water? On Thursday, April 8, there will be an Oxfam Banquet on campus to support Oxfam America, an international relief and development organization that works to create permanent solutions to poverty, hunger and injustice by giving people around the world the resources and teaching them the skills to grow food in more ways.
At an Oxfam Banquet 15 percent of the participants get a steak dinner, 30 percent get a spaghetti dinner, and 55 percent get bread, rice and water. These proportions are reflective of the distribution of food around the world. A program of discussion and activities that raise awareness about world poverty levels will accompany the banquet. The dinner is expected to be a moving experience for all of the participants, regardless of what they are given to eat.
Participants will pay $10 for a ticket, all of which will be donated to Oxfam America, an affiliate of Oxfam International. On average, Hobart and William Smith Colleges donate about $2,500 to the organization annually. The Oxfam Banquet will take place at 6 p.m. in the Faculty Dining Room in the Scandling Campus Center.