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Community Invited to Attend March 1 Hunger Banquet at Wilson College

Posted: February 21, 2012

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. – Members of the community are invited to attend a free banquet at Wilson College aimed at educating people about the problem of hunger worldwide. The dinner, a project of Oxfam America, will be held at 5 p.m. Thursday, March 1, in Laird Hall on the Wilson campus.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DATE:
Feb. 21, 2012
CONTACT: Rosie Magee, Chaplain
PHONE: 717-264-4141, Ext. 3307
EMAIL: rosie.magee@wilson.edu

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. – Members of the community are invited to attend a free banquet at Wilson College aimed at educating people about the problem of hunger worldwide. The dinner, a project of Oxfam America, will be held at 5 p.m. Thursday, March 1, in Laird Hall on the Wilson campus.

Oxfam America is an international relief and development organization that creates solutions to poverty, hunger and injustice. More information can be found on its website, www.oxfamamerica.org.

During the banquet, guests will share a meal based on the food disparities present in our world today. Staff from ProjectSHARE, a Carlisle nonprofit cooperative that provides food to those need, will talk about food insecurity — both nationally and internationally — and how our decisions affect others in the world, where one in seven people goes hungry because of inequalities in access to resources. After the banquet, participants have a greater understanding of hunger and poverty — and are motivated to do something to help, according to organizers of the event.

Wilson students are taking part in the banquet.

RSVPs are requested by Feb. 24 and may be made by sending an email to reslife@wilson.edu.

The banquet is sponsored by Wilson’s residence life and chaplain’s offices, as well as the college Diversity Team.

For more information, contact the Rev. Rosie Magee at 717-264-4141, Ext. 3307, or rosie.magee@wilson.edu, or contact Sherri Sadowski at 717-264-4141, Ext. 3125, or sherri.sadowski@wilson.edu.

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Founded in 1869, Wilson College is a liberal arts college dedicated to the education of women. Affiliated with the Presbyterian Church and located in Chambersburg, Pa. Wilson offers bachelor’s degrees in 30 areas and master’s degrees in education and the humanities. The college’s 2011-12 enrollment in the College for Women and the Adult Degree Programs is 746 and includes 21 students from 10 foreign countries.

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Last Updated: February 22, 2012