UNICEF banquet aims to raise money for Africa’s poor, hungry

March 27, 2013

Thurs_birck_3678 edwebsmall2Lisle, Illinois ~ More than half of all people in northern Africa live in poverty. Many adults and children in the region go hungry. Benedictine University students are hosting a fundraising banquet to spread awareness and help alleviate this tragic plight.

The BenU UNICEF chapter invites the public to attend a hunger banquet at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, April 8 on the second floor of the Krasa Student Center on the Benedictine University campus. Proceeds from the event will go to UNICEF to aid the Sahel region of northern Africa.

The event costs $30 for adults and $20 for children. Couples are $50 and a table of eight is $180.

Event organizers said they hope to spread awareness about the uneven distribution of global resources and present prospective solutions toward conquering hunger disparities, both in developing nations and locally.

Visit www.ben.edu/hungerbanquet to RSVP or email benu.unicef@gmail.com for more information.

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Benedictine University is located in Lisle, Illinois, just 25 miles west of Chicago, and has branch campuses in Springfield, Illinois, and Mesa, Arizona. Founded as a Catholic university in 1887, Benedictine enrolls nearly 9,000 students in 59 undergraduate and 23 graduate programs. Forbes magazine named Benedictine among "America's Top Colleges" for the seventh consecutive year in 2017. Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org). For more information, contact (630) 829-6300, admissions@ben.edu or visit ben.edu.

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