For twenty-six years, Students for International Development has worked with the David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies, the International Development Minor, the Ballard Center for Economic Self-Reliance, and BYU Dining Services to host an annual Hunger Banquet to raise awareness within the BYU community about global poverty and wealth inequality.
This year’s theme, Generation of Innovation, is about this generation being the one that discovers and implements some of the most impactful solutions to poverty. Each of us, in whatever situation we find ourselves, especially students, can make a difference for someone. To represent this theme, Patrick Struebi, an Ashoka Fellow and CEO of Fairstrasa, will be speaking on innovating for solutions to poverty. The banquet will help support his cause, along with others in our country and around the world. Tickets are $8 in advance, available at hungerbanquet.byu.edu, or $10 at the door.
From 6:00 to 7:00 p.m., enjoy the NGO fair, where NGOs from all over the state, country, and world come to talk to students about what their organization does and how students can get involved.
Banquet funds are given as grants from the Kennedy Center to various development organizations overseas as well as in the United States. Over the past two decades, we have granted tens of thousands of dollars to sustainable projects that strive to reduce poverty and empower individuals.