ADD A SIDE OF COMPASSION TO YOUR DINNER TONIGHT

Shenandoah’s World Food Day Dinner begins at 6 p.m. tonight, Oct. 21, in the Clement Board Room (upper dining hall). You are invited to use your meal plan or pay at the door; go through the line and get your dinner; then head upstairs. A special guest, an Oxfam representative, will talk with you about hunger worldwide and what we can do to help.

Every day nearly one billion people face hunger due to drought, storms, violent conflict, spikes in energy prices and other crises that push basic food prices beyond the reach of those living in extreme poverty even when they are able to find work.Oxfam is an international confederation of 17 organizations networked together in more than 90 countries as a global movement to build a future free from the injustice of poverty.

World Food Day has been a tradition in the U.S. since 1982 and is observed in more than 150 countries every year on Oct. 16. Because Oct. 16 fell so close to fall break, Shenandoah hosts its World Food Day Dinner today. RSVP to spirituallife@su.edu.