Press Release

Calais Middle/Calais High School Raising Money for Local Food Pantry

CALAIS, Maine — Hunger Games Benefit Dinner will be presented by Calais Middle School/Calais High School Student Council and NHS.

Forty percent of the people on our planet- more than 2.5 billion- now live in poverty, struggling to survive on less than $2 a day. More people die from hunger each year than from AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis combined. This service project will help CMS/CHS and the local community become more aware of the affects of hunger by hosting this benefit on March 27, 2013 at 6:00.

Here’s how our version of the Hunger Games Works!

Students will be selling tickets at a cost of $10 each. Upon arrival at CHS on the day of the benefit, guests will surrender their ticket and then draw a colored stone from a box. The color stone corresponds to either a high-, middle-, or low-income family. Based on the latest statistics about the number of people living in poverty, each income level receives a corresponding meal. For example if 15% of Washington County’ s population lives in the high-income range, then 15% of the guests will receive a sumptuous meal, possibly “surf and turf.” If 35 % of the guests live in poverty, thirty-five percent of the attendees will receive a meal as simple as rice and water.

All guests need to understand the gamble that is involved. Until they draw a stone, they DO NOT know which meal they will receive. Some may be very happy with their fabulous meal; whereas others may be relegated to a less than satisfactory experience. Also, all guests need to understand that ALL proceeds will go to benefit the local food pantry. Easter is upon us and many in our local community need help.

For just $10 you could help us achieve our goal of raising $1000 for the pantry. In addition, you can learn about the effects of poverty and poor nutrition on the human body and mind as well as available resources for those in need. Please offer your support in this worthy cause.


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