Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs
Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Hunger Meal set for Nov. 14

A hunger meal to demonstrate social inequality and the role chance plays in a person's food security will be Thursday, November 14, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Tripp Commons in Memorial Union. Participants will randomly be assigned a meal of rice and beans, a gourmet dinner or something in between.

The La Follette School Student Association will hold its third Hunger Meal to raise funds for the school's graduation celebration and Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin. "We plan to show a clip from the documentary 'A Place at the Table,'" says organizer Malika Taalbi, LSSA's fundraising coordinator, "and we will have a moderated panel discussion with local experts and practitioners in food policy and practice."

Tickets cost $15 and can be purchased via hungermeal.brownpapertickets.com. Attendees are asked to bring two non-perishable food items to donate to Second Harvest, which will also receive a portion of the event's proceeds.

People who are not able to attend the Hunger Meal can sponsor a ticket for a La Follette School student to attend by giving a check payable to "La Follette School Student Association" or "LSSA" to student services associate Jennifer Donahoe by 5 p.m. Monday, October 28.