Benefit: Writer’s Harvest Reading

Benefit: Writer’s Harvest Reading
Thusday, October 11, 2007, 7:30pm

Margaret M. Walter Hall Rotunda
Ohio University, Athens, Ohio
$3 donation

The OU Creative Writing Program will sponsor the Writer’s Harvest reading to benefit the Second Harvest Food Bank. The benefit is part of the nation’s largest reading series working to help fight hunger

Featured readers will be the new creative nonfiction Professor Dinty Moore; recent alumna of the CWP, CARRIE OEDING; OU alumna and novelist PENNY LAUER; and local poet and educator WENDY MCVICKER. Donations of $3 will be accepted at the door, and on the campus green during the week. Following the readings will be a musical reception with refreshments.

SEE:4 local authors join ‘Harvest’ effort,” Athens News, 10/8/07

The Second Harvest Foodbank of Southeastern Ohio is a large warehouse operation that receives surplus food donations from major food manufacturers, wholesalers, and retailers and then channels this food to charitable feeding organizations throughout ten counties in southeastern Ohio. Our mission is to channel surplus food to those who do not have enough, with a goal of making a positive difference in their lives. The foodbank currently distributes food to over 200 food pantries, soup kitchens, and congregate meal sites. In 2005, the foodbank supplied over 7.9 million pounds of food to those feeding organizations that are in the front line of helping families meet their basic food needs.

It is one of 196 Second Harvest Regional Foodbanks throughout the US and Puerto Rico affiliated with America’s Second Harvest. It is estimated that nearly 97 billion pounds of edible food are wasted each year by Americans, and that approximately 30 million Americans are in danger of going hungry. Foodbanks have the resources to receive edible food that would have otherwise been wasted, from growers, manufacturers, retailers, and processors, in order to distribute it to local charitable agencies. — http://www.hapcap.org/seorfc.htm

Contact: the Special Programs Office at lm346095 -at- ohio.edu
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