Mayors Andy Schor and Mark Meadows will be hosting the 13th Annual Mayors' Ramadan Unity Dinner - "Fed Up With Hunger" on Wednesday, June 12, 2019 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Lansing Center, 333 E. Michigan Ave. in Lansing, Mich. The featured keynote speaker is State Rep. Abdullah Hammoud.
The mission of the Ramadan Unity Dinner is to raise money for the Greater Lansing Food Bank, to bring awareness to the plight of those who go hungry and to promote a better understanding of how to impart hope and help feed those in the community who experience hunger. The event also serves to celebrate mid Michigan's rich diversity. For the past twelve years, this event has embraced all community members — regardless of faith — so they can unite and work together toward a common goal.
Since its inception, the Mayors’ Ramadan Unity Dinner has grown to reach an audience of more than 400 people annually and has contributed more than $90,000 to the region's local food bank. An exciting evening is being planned for 2019, with great authentic Middle Eastern cuisine and an informative program. The celebration will be funded through sponsorships and ticket sales ($15 per student, $25 per individual, $80 per family/group of four). Sponsors will be recognized for their commitment to diversity and the fight against hunger. All proceeds of the event will be directed to the Greater Lansing Food Bank.
The deadline to submit sponsorship requests is June 5, 2019.