SUNY Broome’s Student Activities and the Homelessness and Food Insecurity Work Group will hold a Hunger Banquet at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov 15. This interactive meal and presentation will be emceed by Scott Corley, Assistant Professor of History, Philosophy & Social Science, and Venessa Rodriguez, Director of EOP.
The Hunger Banquet is designed to educate and increase awareness on food insecurity and social inequities, and also to provide information about resources that are available. While admission is free, there are a limited number of tickets. Please contact Melissa Martin in Counseling Services at firstname.lastname@example.org to order tickets.
Those who attend the banquet are encouraged to contribute a non-perishable, canned or packaged food item for the campus food pantry.
The Homelessness and Food Insecurity Work Group consists of students, administration, faculty and staff members. The group is chaired by Financial Aid Director Laura Hodel.
“We wanted to find a way to bring awareness to the SUNY Broome community that many students struggle, often on a daily basis, to meet basic needs such as food and shelter. At the same time, we also wanted to find a way to let students who may be struggling know that there are a number of resources readily available,” said Hodel.
Information from local assistance organizations will be available during the event to help answer questions and to provide details about services offered. According to Student Activities Director, Jason Boring, “The Hunger Banquet is an opportunity for students to understand more about the circumstances that people face around the world and in the U.S. in regard to food insecurity and hunger. Students will be able to place themselves in different people’s circumstances, and maybe even talk about their own personal experiences. The banquet is interactive, and meaningful. Students who come back years later remember this event.”