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.
How to host 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, a new photo gallery, and more.
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.
If you sign up to get the toolkit above and have not already registered, you will receive periodic updates and communications from Oxfam America.
Oxfam America Hunger Banquet® is a service mark of Oxfam America. Oxfam America encourages others to use the Oxfam America Hunger Banquet® brand to advertise and host their own Oxfam America Hunger Banquet® events, but requires users to adhere to the terms described in the license agreement. These terms include using the full registered brand, Oxfam America Hunger Banquet®, in your materials and on your website. Any other use of the brand requires Oxfam's permission. For inquiries and permissions requests, contact email@example.com.
Have questions? Need advice?
Our event experts are here to help. Contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, by phone at 800-77-OXFAM x2573, or on Twitter at @HB_Planning. And don't forget to email us after your event to let us know how it went!
By the numbers
Estimated number of people who have attended Oxfam America Hunger Banquets
Average number of Oxfam America Hunger Banquets organized by volunteers each year
Percentage of guests who draw tickets for the low-income group, representing the world population earning less than $1,032 a year