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 an independent Roman Catholic institution located in Lisle, Illinois just 25 miles west of Chicago. Founded in 1887, Benedictine provides 56 undergraduate majors, 16 graduate and four doctorate programs. The Chronicle of Higher Education recently ranked Benedictine University as the seventh fastest-growing campus among private nonprofit master’s universities, and Forbes magazine named Benedictine among the top 20 percent of America’s colleges for 2011. Benedictine University’s Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) program is listed by Crain’s Chicago Business as the fourth largest in the Chicago area in 2011.

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