Submitted by Susan Lucci, River Forest Are you hungry for a better world? While nearly 1 billion people suffer today from starvation, many of us hunger for a world in which all have enough. Naturally, we also hunger for the meaning of it all. We invite you to collaborate in a unique way to relieve hunger in our own community.
Interfaith Impact, a grassroots Oak Park/River Forest communityinterfaith effort, sparked by One Chicago, One Nation Community Ambassador Susan Lucci, together with Dominican University and Concordia University Chicago, will host a Hunger Banquet at Dominican University beginning at 6PM the evening of October 6, 2011. ALL ARE WELCOME. The Banquet will take place in the Aula Auditorium of Dominican’s Priory Campus, 7200 W. Division, River Forest. Here is a link to directions: http://www.dom.edu/contact-us/dominican-locations/priory-Campus.html. Based on an Oxfam model, a Hunger Banquet is an orchestrated dinner designed to demonstrate the global disparity in food security and to raise awareness about world hunger. Speakers will motivate participants to engage in local efforts to relieve hunger,followed by a reflection/interfaith dialogue. This event will be an interfaith, intergenerational, intercommunity experience. Click here for a copy of the event poster. Between now and then, all gardeners are invited to donate their excess harvested produce to the Oak Park River Forest Food Pantry (848 Lake Street, OP - Enter via the parking lot on Kenilworth and knock on the window of the lower level marked by “delivery here”). You may deliver your produce donations in any kind of container between the hours of 9AM and 5PM Monday through Friday. Join our community in this hunger awareness-raising effort and celebration - come, make meaning, be nourished. This event is free and open to the public but your reservation is required by September 30, 2011 to Fran Nolan: email@example.com. For more information or to volunteer to participate in this event, please contact: Susan Lucci, 708-955-7366 or firstname.lastname@example.org.