(Worcester, Mass.) — A fundraiser to benefit local food relief agencies and the exhibit “Got Food?” which chronicles the history of hunger will be featured at Worcester State University Hunger Awareness Day, Tuesday, November 16, in the Student Center. The “Got Food?” presentation begins at 10:00 a.m. in the Student Center North/South Auditorium. The Empty Bowl fundraiser will follow, from 11:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m. in the Student Center Exhibit Area. Both events are open to the public.
Urban Studies professors Steve Corey, Maureen Power and Tom Conroy will share their story of collaboration to create the “Got Food” exhibit for Worcester Historical Museum in Spring, 2008. This historical exhibit will be on display in the North/South Auditorium from Nov. 9-16 and chronicles the battle to combat hunger from the days in early Europe to present day Worcester. The exhibit was created to honor the 25th anniversary of the Worcester County Food Bank and highlight their ongoing efforts to make Worcester a hunger-free community. The forum is free and open to the public
The Empty Bowl fundraiser includes a meal of soup, bread and an apple. There will also be a raffle with a variety of prizes. A donation of $10.00 for faculty, staff and general public includes a ceramic bowl to keep and two raffle tickets. For students, the cost is $3.00 and includes one raffle ticket. Proceeds will benefit Worcester County Food Bank, Worcester Food Policy Council, Brigham Hill Community Farm and St. Paul’s Outreach in Worcester. This event is sponsored by the Student Government Association, the Intergenerational Urban Institute and the Urban Studies Department.
Participants are urged to take the hunger quiz on the Feeding America.org website. To complete the quiz, visit: http://feedingamerica.org/faces-of-hunger/hunger-101/quiz.aspx
For more information please contact Laken Euzibio at email@example.com or call 508-929-8957.