To understand what hungry people go through on a daily basis, students at Lone Star College-North Harris will attend the Hunger Banquet on Wednesday, March 23 from noon until 1:30 p.m. in the college’s Conference Center.
The Hunger Banquet is hosted by the LSC-North Harris Center for Diversity Studies in order to raise awareness about local and global poverty. “The purpose of this interactive event is to show participants the impact of income inequality around the world. All students at the banquet will receive a meal. However, the quality and portion of that meal will depend on the income level they are assigned,” said Dr. Jim Good, LSC-North Harris Center for Diversity Studies.
Upon entry to the banquet, students will draw tickets that randomly place them in a high-, middle-, or low-income tier. For each income level, there is a corresponding plate of food. “For example,” said Good, “The students in the higher income tier will eat a nice meal while those in the low-income tier will be given small portions of rice and water.”
Many students in the greater-Houston area, including our own students, go hungry every day, Good added. The Hunger Banquet raises awareness of hunger close to home and the struggles that so many Americans have in providing a basic need.
Admission into the banquet is a $5 donation or three, non-perishable food items to be donated to a local food pantry. Students must RSVP to Erica Herrera at Erika.Y.Herrerra@lonestar.edu or to Ralph Angeles at Ralph.C.Angeles@lonestar.edu. The event is open to the first 100 students who register.
Lone Star College-North Harris is located at 2700 W.W. Thorne Drive, one-half mile south of FM 1960 East, between Aldine-Westfield and Hardy Roads. For more information about the college, call 281.618.5400 or visit LoneStar.edu/NorthHarris.
Lone Star College has been opening doors to a better community for more than 40 years. Founded in 1973, LSC remains steadfast in its commitment to student success and credential completion. Today, with almost 83,000 students in credit classes, and a total enrollment of more than 95,000, Lone Star College is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area and one of the fastest-growing community colleges in the nation. Stephen C. Head, Ph.D., is the chancellor of LSC, which consists of six colleges including LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, LSC-Tomball and LSC-University Park, seven centers, LSC-University Center at Montgomery, LSC-University Center at University Park, Lone Star Corporate College, and LSC-Online. To learn more visit LoneStar.edu.###