Poverty Banquet Features Unique Menu
WSU's Poverty Banquet uses a unique approach to dining to raise awareness of local and global poverty issues. Upon arrival, guests will be randomly assigned to dine in sections representing different segments of the world's population. David Bowlan of the Luepke Loaves & Fishes meal center will address issues related to local poverty and hunger. Minda Seibert of Mercy Corps will address issues related to global poverty and hunger.
Guests assigned to the Upper 15% group will be served a three-course dinner, representing the 15% of the world’s population with a per capita yearly income of $9,076 or more.
Guests assigned to the Middle 25% group will be served pizza, representing the 25% of the world’s population with a per capita yearly income between $912 and $9,075.
Finally, those chosen to be served the Lower 60% menu will dine on bread and water, representing the 60% of the world's population with a per capita yearly income of less than $911 a year.
Tickets are open to the public and can be reserved online or by calling (360) 546-9340.
Donations can be made to Luepke Loaves & Fishes or Mercy Corps at the door. (Suggested donation of $5 per ticket.) The event takes place in Firstenburg Student Commons and all campus parking lots are available for free public use during the Poverty Banquet event.
Firstenburg Student Commons