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Lafayette College students will conduct events to help educate the campus and community about hunger and poverty during National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, November 14-20.

The events will be conducted under the auspices of the Landis Community Outreach Center. Through the center, Lafayette students conduct more than 25 programs of sustained voluntary service each year. Nearly half of Lafayette's 2,200 students participate in these programs.

Participants in a free “hunger banquet” will experience the vastly unequal distribution of food around the world at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, November 17, in the Marlo Room of the Farinon College Center

“The hunger banquet really brings home the reality of world hunger,” says Trisha Thorme, coordinator of the Landis Community Outreach Center. “It demonstrates, in an immediate and understandable way, just how resources are distributed.”

On Friday, November 19, homeless and formerly homeless people of Safe Harbor Easton and Third Street Alliance will speak about their experiences at a brown bag discussion called “Faces of the Homeless” at noon in Interfaith Chapel, Hogg Hall. Lunch may be brought or purchased for $3.

All week, contributions for hunger-related causes will be collected at the community outreach center, located in the Farinon College Center.

For more information, call the Landis Community Outreach Center, 610-330-5553.

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