Skip to Main Navigation. Each navigation link will open a list of sub navigation links.

Skip to Main Content

Apply Now to the University of Wyoming apply now
Visit Campus
Download UW Viewbook
Give to UW

UW Hunger Banquet Demonstrates Food Inequality

November 18, 2014
bowl of rice
The annual UW Hunger Banquet serves meals, such as a single bowl of rice, based on randomly assigned socioeconomic status. This year’s event is Thursday, Nov. 20, from 6-8 p.m. in the Washakie Dining Hall Shoshone Room. (UW Photo)

Food inequality among socioeconomic levels is exemplified during the University of Wyoming Hunger Banquet Thursday, Nov. 20, from 6-8 p.m. in Washakie Dining Hall Shoshone Room.

Participants are randomly assigned an income level and then fed a meal based on their socioeconomic status. This is an opportunity to experience food inequality firsthand. The event is free, but space is limited and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

“The Hunger Banquet allows students to experience poverty, hunger and the class system in a way that is interactive and inspires change and service,” says Hanah Diebold, Residence Life and Dining Services coordinator.

A “Faces Panel” will discuss homelessness during the event. Also, a canned food drive, co-sponsored by Order of Omega, is underway through Friday, Nov. 21. Canned goods can be brought to the Wyoming Union Breezeway table, any of the residence halls or any Greek life house. The food collected will be donated to Laramie organizations and distributed to those in need.

For more information about the UW annual Hunger Banquet and “Faces Panel,” email Diebold at or Danee Hunzie at

Individuals who need assistance to attend can call the SLCE office at (307) 766-3117 or email

To receive future SLCE service and program opportunities, email; to be placed on an email list, call (307)766-3117; like the Wyoming Union on Facebook; or follow SLCE on Twitter at @SLCE_UW. 

Contact Us

Institutional Communications

Bureau of Mines Building, Room 137


Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-2929


Find us on Facebook (Link opens a new window) Find us on Twitter (Link opens a new window)

1000 E. University Ave. Laramie, WY 82071
UW Operators (307) 766-1121 | Contact Us | Download Adobe Reader

Accreditation | Virtual Tour | Emergency Preparedness | Employment at UW | Privacy Policy | Harassment & Discrimination | Accessibility Accessibility information icon