The Sunday School had its annual World HungerAwareness Banquet on Sunday, Nov. 18. Students aged 3 to 11 discussed the causes of childhood hunger around the world, including poverty, environmental pollution, climate change, wars, and more.
At random, each student was assigned to one of three groups: high income, middle income, and bare subsistence. Each table had food that represented the average meal for that group. The high-income group had an abundance of food; the middle-income table had cereal and milk; and those assigned to bare subsistence had stale crackers and dirty water. As the meal progressed, students moved to different groups due to unexpected serendipity—or tragic misfortune—out of their control. At the conclusion of the banquet, the high-income group showed a genuine desire to share its food with the other groups.
Aimee Brett Kass