The Oxfam America Hunger Banquet is a memorable, interactive event that brings hunger and poverty issues to life. After 40 years, this volunteer-led effort is still going strong—and has changed hundreds of thousands of lives. Draw a ticket and expand your world by attending an Oxfam America Hunger Banquet near you. Or get started hosting your own event below.
Host an Oxfam America Hunger Banquet®
“Incredibly moving.” “Life-changing.” “A new perspective on what the statistics are really like.” That’s what just a few recent participants said about the Oxfam America Hunger Banquet. You can bring this experience to your community by joining our team of volunteers, who host Hunger Banquets each year on campuses, in schools, and in cities around the US. Every single event helps grow the movement to end poverty and hunger. And Oxfam provides you with lots of support along the way. Here’s how to join us.
5 steps to hosting an Oxfam America Hunger Banquet®
1. Download the toolkit
Oxfam's toolkit, “How to host an Oxfam America Hunger Banquet,” is the essential resource for your event. It includes a step-by-step planning guide, a suggested script, insider tips, and much more. We've updated the toolkit with new information for 2015, so make sure to get the latest version!
2. Order materials
Take your event to the next level with our free materials, including promotional posters, fact sheets, stickers, and more.
3. Plan your event
Follow the steps in our toolkit to make your event a success.
If your event is public, add it to Oxfam’s event calendar. You can also create a custom event page to raise funds, sell tickets, and more. Don’t forget to spread the word on social media using #hungerbanquet.
5. Share feedback
We want to hear from you! After your Oxfam America Hunger Banquet event, fill out this form, or email us at actfast.oxfamamerica.org to let us know how it went.
by the numbers
1974: Year of the first Oxfam America Hunger Banquet
850,000+: Estimated number of people attending Oxfam America Hunger Banquets since then
500: Average number of Oxfam America Hunger Banquets organized by volunteers each year
50: Percentage of guests who draw tickets for the low-income group, representing the world population earning less than $1,032 a year