Students in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Manitoba hosted a special fundraising dinner last week, but it wasn't what you'd typically expect.

They call it, the Rich Man Poor Man dinner.

At every table of eight, one person was randomly selected to receive an extravagant meal, while the other seven guests received a meal representative of what's typically eaten by 90 percent of the world's population.

The event strives to raise awareness about the unequal distribution of resources around the globe and how this contributes to global and local poverty. World-wide, over 852 million people do not have enough food to meet their basic nutritional needs and approximate one-third of people on earth do not meet their intellectual potential because of vitamin and mineral deficiencies

Scott Hodgson, Head Event Coordinator, talks about the goal of the dinner...

All proceeds from the dinner will be donated to Siloam Mission.

Over the past two years, Rich Man Poor Man has raised over $5000.00 for different charities throughout the city.