Hungar Banquet today at Learning Center

IUPUC is hosting the third annual Hunger Banquet from 4:15 to 5:45 p.m. today in the Columbus Learning Center.

The Hunger Banquet demonstrates socioeconomic differences through a simulated exercise. As participants arrive, they are randomly placed into three social classes of lower-, middle- and upper-class groups. The lower-class group receives a modest meal of rice or soup, while the middle-class group is offered a buffet with limited options. The upper-class group is seated at beautifully decorated tables and served a three-course nutritious meal.

Elizabeth Kessler, executive director at Love Chapel, will speak about hunger in the Columbus community and how people can help feed their neighbors. The gathering is in the Summerville Room 120 of the Learning Center, 4555 Central Ave.

IUPUC is asking that participants bring a nonperishable food item, which will be donated to a local food pantry.

To register, as space is limited, visit

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Julie McClure is assistant managing editor of The Republic. She can be reached at or (812) 379-5631.