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E.C.H.O. Raises Awareness with Third Annual 'Meal of Chance'


April 5, 2000

DELAWARE, OHIO -- On Wednesday, April 12, the Economic, Cultural and Humanitarian Organization (E.C.H.O.) at Ohio Wesleyan will be hosting its third annual "A Meal Of Chance" at 6 p.m. in the East Food Court of Hamilton-Williams Campus Center.

What is meant by "A Meal Of Chance," is that by a random means of assignment, half of the guests will sit at a table where they will enjoy a gourmet meal with all the trimmings, while the others will eat a simple meal of rice. During the dinner, a discussion about children affected by malnutrition, AIDS/HIV and other sources of hardship will be held.

Offices at Ohio Wesleyan are being asked to sponsor a table at the banquet at a cost of $100. If an office cannot participate in the event, then E.C.H.O. would be grateful for any contributions that an office would be willing to make.

The proceeds from the event will be used to assist the recovery of those Ugandan mothers and children who are victims of AIDS/HIV and rebel activity in Uganda. In addition, the proceeds will go toward the purchase of art supplies for OWU alumnus Farida Khawaja, who is using art as a therapy to stimulate the children's creativity as well as promote social interactionamong the children.

"A Meal Of Chance" serves as a reminder that life is no more than "a game of chance." While some are born into advantageous conditions, others, less fortunate, strive to survive the harsh situation in which they come into this world. E.C.H.O.'s hope is that the guests will go away "filled" with a better understanding of the problem of world hunger.