Simulate what it is like to live in hunger or poverty and eat a "hunger meal"
The goal of a hunger meal is to simulate the reality of hunger and poverty. A hunger meal provides a way to put our own faces on the hungry in the world, to experience some of the dynamics that shape the lives of hungry people, and to hear Jesus call to action. An ideal time to hold a hunger meal is at the transition from Epiphany to Lent or during the Lenten season (such as when many congregations hold weekly Lenten suppers) to help participants increase awareness of the causes of hunger and explore connections between faith and care of God's creation. The meal can be a catalyst for change in participants' lives as it offers a real, hands-on look at what hunger is.