Loyola University Chicago

Community Service & Action

Division of Student Development

Hunger Week

What is Hunger Week? 

Hunger Week has been a tradition at Loyola for over 45 years. Each year, committed students are selected to create a week of activities and programs that increase awareness of hunger issues and raise funds for local, national and global beneficiaries dedicated to fighting hunger. The student team is responsible for all program logistics, fundraising, promotion, and program facilitation. Through the team’s hard work, Hunger Week remains one of the most recognizable programs on campus year after year!

For additional questions or interest in collaborations, email hungerweek@luc.edu

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Thank you for participating in another successful Hunger Week! More details will be coming soon. 

Hunger Week Art Gallery
Damen Suite 217, November 1 - 30


Food Drive: Sponsored by CLC
Centennial Forum, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Join the CLC's by going out into the local community to collect canned food



Sustainable Food Fair
Damen Student Center, 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Learn what Loyola and the surrounding neighborhoods are doing to grow and eat more sustainably. 

Art Gallery Showing
Damen Suite 217, 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Join the Hunger Week Team to view artwork submitted by students that deals with hunger and its effects. 

Movie: The Starfish Throwers
Damen Cinema, 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Come for a viewing of “The Starfish Throwers” and learn about how three people from around the world are working to fight hunger and restore hope. Find more information and watch the trailer here.

St. Thomas of Canterbury Soup Kitchen
Meet in Damen 232, 3:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Spend an evening feeding those who are hungry in the local Uptown community.
Please wear pants and close-toed shoes.

Agape Latte
Damen Den, 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Join Hunger Week and Campus Ministry for conversation about the intersection of love, faith, and life by listening to a story from a notable person on campus. Learn more about Agape Latte here.

Hunger Week Speaker: Dr. Ray Dybzinski
IC 4th Floor, 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Join IES faculty member Dr. Ray Dybzinski as he discusses the climate impact of our diet. 

Hunger Week Trivia 
Irelands Pub, 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Join Hunger Week and the Soup Kitchen for a fun night of trivia and prizes at Ireland’s Pub.

All Day

Pledge to fast with students from food and drink. For more information check out loyolamsa.com

Breaking of the Fast
Damen MPR, 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Join the Muslim Students' Association for dinner following the day's fast. 

Labre: Hunger Week Edition
Terry Student Center, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Join a group of Loyola Students who are forming relationships with the homeless of downtown Chicago, providing both food and friendship. Please sign up ahead of time: 

  1. Sign into OrgSync
  2. Go to the Labre Portal and become a member via the green button at the top right.
  3. Go to the Events tab
  4. Indicate "YES" in RSVP if you will be attending Labre this week.

Bust it for Justice
Damen Den, 7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Enjoy an evening of food, music, and spoken word. Sign up to perform here!

Advocacy Table
Damen 1st Floor, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Come and contact your government representatives to advocate for Hunger issues and federal nutrition programs. Learn more about how you can contact your representatives here.

St. Thomas of Canterbury Soup Kitchen
Damen 232, 3:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Spend an evening feeding those who are hungry in the local Uptown community. Please wear pants and close-toed shoes.

Make a Donation!

Help us help our beneficiaries for Hunger Week! All funds raised will directly support our beneficiaries and help fight hunger on a local, national, and international level. See the 2018 Beneficiaries for more information.

Checks can be made payable to Loyola University Chicago, with "Hunger Week" in the memo line and mailed to:

Hunger Week
Community Service & Action
1032 W. Sheridan Rd.
Damen Student Center Suite 217
Chicago, IL 60660