From the hunger crisis in West Africa to Hurricane Matthew that has wiped out nearly 80 percent of crops in Haiti, the biggest challenges facing our world rarely make the nightly news. Many people aren't even aware that these crises are happening.
You have the opportunity to bring issues of poverty and hunger to light for your community - find out more about hosting an Oxfam Hunger Banquet.
For more than 40 years, in schools, homes, congregations and community centers across the country, Oxfam supporters have been holding Oxfam Hunger Banquet(r) events. If you've never been to one, it's a unique dining experience that will change your perspective on global hunger and change the world in the process.
We provide the materials. You provide the people. Our world provides the challenge.
Hosting an Oxfam Hunger Banquet is super easy. Just click the following links to check out the free resources to get you started:
- Find out more about the event on our website .
- Download the toolkit here, which includes a script.
- Order free materials (stickers, posters, fact sheets, etc) here.
How does it work? At an Oxfam Hunger Banquet, guests take on the roles of people who are well-fed, hungry, or somewhere in between, randomly drawing tickets that assign them to different income levels. Some receive a filling dinner, while others eat a simple meal or share sparse portions of rice and water. Participants may even take on the roles of real people from around the world to see what it's like to be in someone else's shoes.
No matter what they're served, people talk about this event as a deeply moving experience. They leave with a greater understanding of the causes of poverty, hunger, and injustice - and with the tools and knowledge to change it.
*we can provide an official letter certifying volunteer hours for high schools/honor societies/organizations
Good Match For
Kids Teens People 55+ Group
Requirements & Commitment
- Must be at least 12
- 10 hours