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Learning about hunger

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Learning about hunger
Learning about hunger

The meal provides insight into the way people are dealing with hunger across the world

It's hard to believe in this world of abundance, there are 815 million people starving as money piles up in the pockets of others.

Tonight, students at waldorf university got to learn about world hunger through a unique meal.

Kimt news 3's nick kruszalnicki is live in the mason city newsroom to explain.

Nick?

Newsroom yes george and katie á the university's amnesty international put together this facinating experience which is designed to show just how little the poorest people in the world are getting to eat.xxx "it's absolutely heartbreaking how even though on our planet we are capable of producing enough food, it is not distributed properly."

Stanislaw zawihaa (zaváeeá ayáyah), a senior at waldorf university is troubled by the ever present hunger gnawing at people worldwide from dawn to dusk.

Political struggles, war and bad infrastructur e are among the causes.

Just as disturbing, there are plenty of people right here struggling to stay fed.

"we have many families in our area who have difficulty affording food for their children and themselves.

Some areas of the country have food deserts.

Where it might be a big city that doesn't have grocery stores in the poor neighborhoods or even rural areas where it's too far to go for groceries."

During the banquet, the room was divided up.

The upper classes got to dine on a full meal of pasta, salad, and dessert.

Those in the middle income group, representing 30 percent of the world's population, got a simple meal of rice and beans with water.

The lowest class, symbolic of half of humanity, just had a little bit of rice with water and no untensils to eat with.

"this is all that people get to eat.

He told us about the kids who would, to get their food it would just be rice and maybe clean water and they would eat it out of their frisbees that they had and if they didn't have anything it would just be their hands."

The meal was a sobering reminder for these students of just how massive the problem of hunger is.

"we always take things for granted, when you're in a place like america, where earlier i mentioned the lower, middle, and upper classes of the world's population.

Believe it or not, upper class is considered an income of just over 72á hundred dollars a year.

Live in mason city, nick kruszalnicki, kimt news 3.

Thanks nick.

The hunger banquet is the creation of 'oxfam international'... a group of charities that are focused on ending poverty worldwide.

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