On October 17th, the University of Iowa United Nations Association and Iowa UNA will mark the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty with a Night to Feed the Nations at Old Brick Church in Iowa City. Food of various ethnic cuisines will be available as well as live entertainment. The night will be capped by a keynote address by Dr. Maureen McCue of the University of Iowa College of Public Health.
All ticket proceeds will benefit the World Food Programme (WFP) efforts inside Syria and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).
The World Food Programme is the world’s largest humanitarian organization addressing hunger. WFP provides food, on average, to 90 million people per year, 58 million of whom are children. In 2011, WFP reached 99.1 million people in 75 countries and provided 3.6 million tonnes of food.
The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) works in more than 190 countries and territories to save and improve children’s lives, providing health care and immunizations, clean water and sanitation, nutrition, education, emergency relief and more.
Student tickets: $5 advance, $7 door
Community tickets: $10 advance, $15 door