Hunger Banquet, 2020

The Community Service Club hosted a Hunger Banquet this March, raising close to $1,150.   Each of the 70 plus participants took on a specific individual identity (eg. a coffee farmer in Guatemala), and then were sent to one of  three groups:  upper, middle, or lower class.   A symposium was then held, in which various students spoke on issues such as food security and the unequal distribution of food around the world, and a guest speaker from POTS (Part of the Solution) made a presentation on how their organization helps thousands of people in The Bronx .  The upper class participants were able to sit at nicely arranged tables, before being treated to  delicious plates of catered food.  The middle class group sat at humble tables and were able to get some rice and beans at the buffet table.  Finally, the lowest classes sat on the floor, and got to share a big bowl of rice.  This student-run event was able to raise a significant amount of money, which is being donated to POTs.