Hunger Games vs. Real Life: Support the Hunger Awareness Banquet

1. Hunger Games: A tale of survival during consistent wartime fighting for love, family and district: a dystopia.

Real Life: Many families suffering from hunger and poverty live in areas where fresh, unprocessed, healthy food is not available or is expensive, and so the food that they have access to is nutritionally deficient. This phenomenon is often called the hunger-obesity paradox. (whyhunger.org)

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2. Hunger Games: Districts closer to the Capitol usually get better resources.

Real Life: In America, the wealth distribution for the top 1% was about 36% compared to the bottom 80% which was percent of about 11% in 2010. (Wolff 2010)

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3. Hunger Games: Most of the districts lived in poverty.

Real Life: In 2011, the official poverty rate was 15%. There were 46.2 million people in poverty, which is about the population of Maryland, California and New Mexico combined. (NationalHomeless.org)

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4. Hunger Games: People die from Hunger.

Real Life: Hunger kills more people each year than AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis combined. (FAO 2014)

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These facts though incredible are true. Register here @ www.bit.ly/TUHunger to sign up for the Hunger Banquet simulating the inequalities of social class or for other events for Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week from 11/15 to 11/23.

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Also check out the new Hunger Games Mockingjay 11/21.

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