Recognizing World Food Day (VIDEO)

Brown School students host Hunger Banquet Oct. 18


The Brown School’s Transdisciplinary Problem Solving course on global hunger and undernutrition hosted a Hunger Banquet Oct. 18 in Brown Hall Lounge to recognize World Food Day.

It is estimated 925 million people in the world are hungry, and rising food prices have pushed 100 million more into chronic hunger and 70 million into poverty.

Hunger Banquet guests were given tickets as they entered the event representing food allowances from different income levels around the world. Mirroring the current crisis, food prices rose throughout the event, limiting the amount of food people could purchase.

El Maguey Restaurant, Great Harvest Bread Company and the Brown School’s Crock Pot Club provided lunch. The event also featured presentations by students and the local owner of a Great Harvest bakery, Steve Jawor.

Video features comments by Brown School students Tess Thompson and Susan Vorkoper.