SSWA Hunger Banquet

Annual SSWA Hunger Banquet

Thursday, November 10, 2011

6:30 PM to 8:00 PM

Ballroom – Culp Center

SSWA will be hosting the Annual Hunger Banquet on Thursday, November 10th from 6:30 to 8:30 PM in the ball room right of the Culp Center.

For those who are not familiar with the Hunger Banquet,  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 sumptuous meal; the 35 percent in the middle-income section eat a simple meal of rice and beans; and the 50 percent in the low-income tier help themselves to small portions of rice and water. Guests can also assume characterizations that describe the situation of a specific person at the income level to which they've been assigned.

Kathy Smith from the Second Harvest will be presenting her knowledge and research about hunger in East Tennessee. Finally, guests are invited to share their thoughts, questions, and stories on poverty. Last year many of the Social Work professors offered extra credit to their students for attending this event, so you will want to check with your professor.

Donations are not required but greatly appreciated: Canned food or money donations will be donated to Oxfam.

If you are planning to attend, please contact Amy Serota, President, SSWA, at

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