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Share a meal, learn the facts, change the world!

idea by ActionCorpsVolunteers

Website

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http://www.oxfamamerica.org/whatyoucando/take-action/community-action

The Idea

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Five major cities across the US will host an Oxfam America Hunger Banquet ® on the same night. These events will be free to the public. Live video feed will connect each city and be streamed online. The goal is to raise awareness of the crisis in E. Africa through an impactful dining experience.

The Specifics

At an Oxfam America Hunger Banquet ®, guests randomly draw tickets that assign them to different income levels, based on statistics about the number of people living in poverty. Depending on where they sit, some receive a filling dinner, while others eat a simple meal or share sparse portions of rice and water. Following the meal, participants are encouraged to share their reactions from the night. This discussion will be elevated with a deeper description of the facts detailing the crisis occurring in E. Africa. Our goal is to inform and empower participants to take action. We will provide participants with a short list of actions they can take, including opportunities to volunteer within their community and relevant policy actions.

Discussion
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by Susana G.
over 2 years ago | Reply

Very exciting! Voted!

by DianaEssex
over 2 years ago | Reply

This is a fantastic idea! I'm so excited to see you trying it.

by mborum
over 2 years ago | Reply

I voted!

by ynottonycom
over 2 years ago | Reply

There are actually SIX cities that will be participating! San Francisco, Des Moines, Chicago, Columbus, Boston and New York City!!

by ActionCorpsVolunteers
over 2 years ago | Reply

Great idea! Good luck!

by extrawack
over 2 years ago | Reply

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Submission Began
Wednesday, November 09

Submission Ended
Friday, December 02
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Friday, December 02

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Wednesday, December 14
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