Oxfam Hunger Banquet at WHMS

Woodland Hill Montessori School’s Upper Elementary students (grades 4-6) are hosting an Oxfam Hunger Banquet. The purpose of the banquet is to raise awareness of world hunger by giving students and their parents a chance to see, taste and feel hunger.

As participants enter the banquet, they are given a random ticket which assigns them to different income levels based on the number of people living in poverty around the world. The ticket entitles them to one of three meals, representing the levels of poverty. Fifteen percent of the diners will receive a full, well-balanced meal including desert, while seated on chairs around tables. Thirty-five percent of the diners will be given a smaller meal of beans, rice and water. Half of the diners will be given only rice and water, and will be seated on the floor. 

The evening will include presentations from the students, and entertainment from Woodland Hill Montessori School’s African Drumming club and violin students and their parents.

Tickets cost $7 for adults and $5 for children (limit of $24 per family) with proceeds benefitting Oxfam International.Woodland Hill last held an Oxfam Hunger Banquet in November 2007.