Banquet sheds light on hunger

Posted: Friday, March 27, 2009

I would like to thank the students of Dr. Christine Gehrett's Kenai Peninsula College ethics class for hosting a successful hunger banquet March 7. It was an educational opportunity to learn about hunger issues, not only from around the world, but also right here on the Kenai Peninsula.

The class demonstrated the difference in a typical meal given a person's income. Plain rice was given to people in the lower income class; rice and beans were given to the middle class, and the higher class received a full three-course dinner that resulted in a lot of wasted food. The Kenai Peninsula Food Bank is dedicated to promote public awareness of hunger issues. It is a pleasure to provide assistance to any group wishing to advocate for poverty or hunger issues.

The food bank has been serving the peninsula for 20 years with the simple mission of we feed people because no one deserves to be hungry.

We are dedicated to aid in the effort to eliminate hunger on the peninsula by obtaining and distributing food to nonprofit agencies. These agencies serve hungry children, families and individuals.

Thank you again for the hard work of Chris Gehrett's class and to the community members who took part in the dinner and those who donated food products.

Linda Swarner

Executive director

Kenai Peninsula Food Bank

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