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Hunger Banquet
Friday April 2, 2004, 7pm
St. Agatha Parish Hall

Are You Hungry?

800 million people suffer from chronic hunger.  Every 3.6 seconds, a person dies from hunger and other preventable causes. One may think that hunger is about too many people and too little food.  Not true. Our rich and bountiful planet produces enough to feed every woman, man and child on earth.  The root of hunger lies in the inequalities in access to education and resources.  The results are illiteracy, poverty, war and the inability to grow or buy food.

What is a Hunger Banquet?: Young Church Ministry is sponsoring A Hunger Banquet which is a dramatic representation of the inequitable distribution of the world's abundant food supply. The event venue is divided into three separate areas representing the high, middle, and low-income classes of citizens around the world. Participants draw different tickets to determine where they will sit: with the 15% of guests who enjoy a gourmet meal at an elegant table; with the 30% who eat a simple meal, such as pasta and sauce; or with the 55% who eat bread and water.

Does anything else happen? During the presentation, Guest Speakers will lead each class in a “dinner table” discussion generating perspectives, feelings, and thoughts. . After the half-hour interactive presentation, social time and an open buffet will be offered.

WHO CAN COME:  Everyone….families, young people, young adults, adults etc. Commit early as seating is limited in the gym.

WHAT WILL IT COST:
$5 donation or one might want to consider a donation equal to what it would cost one/family to dine out at a favorite restaurant.  

The ‘Hunger Banquet” is a fund raiser for Young Church Ministry’s three summer outreach programs where our young people will be volunteering time to help those who are unable to help themselves. We welcome personal and business sponsorship. Folks are encouraged to purchase tickets before the event. Tickets may be purchased by calling Mary Sheedy, Pastoral Associate at St Agatha Parish, at 617-696-8978 or emailing her at: YoungChurchMinistry@StAgathaParish.org.  Call Mary Sheedy to obtain a special rate for families.

Please make checks payable to: St. Agatha Parish c/o Young Church Ministry
Mail to: St. Agatha Parish c/o Young Church Ministry
432 Adams Street, Milton, Ma. 02186
Questions Contact : Mary Sheedy, Young Church Minstry @ 617-696-8978
or YoungChurchMinistry@StAgathaParish.org

 


 
 

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