On Thursday, April 14, the Vineyard Committee on Hunger will host an Oxfam Hunger Banquet in the cafeteria at the high school. This dinner is an opportunity to see up close, and in the very tangible way of a meal being served, what the disparity of incomes throughout the world looks like.
Each person attending the dinner will be divided by lottery into one of three income groups. Fifteen per cent will sit at lavishly appointed tables and be served a sumptuous meal provided by the best local caterers and restaurants. Twenty-five per cent will represent the middle-income groups of the world and eat beans and rice on paper plates. Sixty per cent, the majority of the world that is, will sit on the floor and eat a meal of plain rice.
Most people attending the dinner will come away from the meal still hungry, the same way the majority of the world leaves the table on a regular basis.
The dinner begins at 6 p.m.
For more details, call 508-693-5339.