Loyola University Chicago

Institute of Environmental Sustainability

Hunger Week

Hunger Week is a long-standing, campus-wide tradition at Loyola.  Each November, a dedicated team of students coordinate educational events that engage their peers, staff and faculty to stand in solidarity with those who hunger in our local community and across the globe. 

Fundraising is a big part of Hunger Week.  The students identify three organizations that contribute to alleviating hunger and help raise funds to support the organizations to fulfill their missions.

The Solutions to Environmental Problems: Food Systems course, STEP, has been identified as a local beneficiary. 

  • Money raised during Hunger Week provide funds to purchase seeds for the Urban Agriculture Demonstration Gardens Project. 
  • The seeds planted generate vegetables which are then harvested and donated to a local food pantry and kitchen that serve those in need, A Just Harvest.  Weekly trips, sometimes twice a week, bring freshly harvested, highly nutritious vegetables to A Just Harvest from the campus gardens.