Hudson Valley Hunger Banquet Collaborative Event to Fight Hunger in the Hudson Valley
Kingston, NY (January 15, 2010) – On Sunday, March 28, eleven hunger relief organizations in the Hudson Valley will be coming together to host the first collaborative hunger event, a Hunger Banquet at Backstage Productions.
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 at the event 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 15 percent in the high- income tier are served a sumptous meal catered by celebrated chef Samir Srichi of Ship to Shore; the 35 percent in the middle-income section will dine on an offering from the Kingston Consolidated school lunch menu; and the 50 percent in the low-income tier help themselves to small portions of rice and water.
Our guest speaker, Chef Sarah Copeland (writer, blog author of edible living, recipe developer for the Food Network Magazine, spokesperson for the Food Network and Share Our Strength’s fight against childhood hunger, and a co-founder of our Good Food Gardens initiative).
The Hudson Valley Hunger Banquet 2010 will benefit the following organizations:
Queens Galley, Family of Woodstock, Caring Hands Soup Kitchen, Daily Bread Soup Kitchen, Ulster Corps, Angel Food East, Saint James Food Pantry, Rosendale Food Pantry, People’s Place, Chiz’s Heart Street and Libertyview Farm.
We hope you will join us for the first collaborative event to fight hunger in the Hudson Valley.