Hunger Awareness Week Set for Feb. 2-6

Jan. 28, 1998

Baylor University's Baptist Student Ministries will sponsor Hunger Awareness Week Feb. 2-6 in order to make students more aware of hunger needs throughout the world.

During the week, seminars and hands-on projects will be held to further educate students and provide direct experience with hunger relief efforts.

The week will begin on Monday, Feb. 2, with a service project at 3 p.m. at the Hunger Farm. At the 6:30 p.m. Hunger Banquet, Jimmy Dorrell of Mission Waco will provide a first-hand look at hunger in other countries. The banquet will cost $2, given as a donation, and will be held at the Bobo Baptist Student Center.

On Tuesday, interested students are invited to participate at 8:30 a.m. in the Meals on Wheels project. At 4 p.m., a Hunger Run will be held with proceeds benefiting hunger throughout the world. A $5 donation is requested to enter the run. In addition, a seminar will be held at 7 p.m. the Baptist Student Center. Katie Cook, the editor for Seeds Magazine, will speak.

On Wednesday, Nathan Porter, a consultant for world hunger for the Texas Baptist Christian Life Commission, will speak at the 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. services of Chapel-Forum. The service project will be held at 11:30 a.m. at the Gospel Cafe. At 7 p.m., the Baptist Student Ministries will hold a special program on hunger during their weekly Wednesday Gathering.

At 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, the final service project will be held at Meals on Wheels. At 4 p.m. at the Baptist Student Center, Larry Lehr, a lecturer in the Department of Environmental Studies, will speak. The closing event will be a concert in Collins Cafeteria from 6-8 p.m. Kahlua Pig and Martha's Trouble will perform. Donations are accepted.

Students wishing to participate in the daily service projects should meet at the Baptist Student Center at the set project times.

A steering committee was appointed to plan Hunger Awareness Week and create goals for the week.

"Our goal is to help make Baylor students aware that human needs are out there so their college experience isn't taking place in the Baylor bubble," said Carol Knowlton, missions intern for the Baptist Student Ministries. "The second goal is to be able to tell Baylor students that there is a solution."

Love loaves will also be distributed in the dorms and the Bill Daniel Student Center in order to allow everyone an opportunity to contribute.

For more information, call Knowlton at 710-4971

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