June 17, 2024

Annual hunger banquet hosted by SUN Center

The College of Eastern Utah SUN Center’s annual Hunger Banquet is set for Monday, Oct. 20 in the JL Student Center.
Last year 60 people joined the event whereas participants were given one of three numbers. If you chose a number one you got to eat rice, a number two was rice and beans and number three was a full-course meal. The event was to show that many people are hungry and live diets of rice or beans for years if they get to eat at all.
According to a United Nation’s study in October 2002, six million children under the age of 5 die as a result of hunger and malnutrition each year. The 2002 report on world hunger by the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization says progress in slowing starvation has
ground to a halt. Military conflicts, droughts, floods and poverty, combined with a shortfall in donations from wealthy nations, all contribute to the increase in hunger.
Another U.N. agency that supplies emergency food aid, the World Food Program, reported that it’s struggling because of an increase in crisis and a lack of contributions. Following the Hunger Banquet, the annual Bread ‘N Soup Night will run every Monday starting Oct. 27 from 5-7 p.m. in the multipurpose room of the JLSC. All proceeds go to the Carbon County Food Bank.