Loyola University Chicago

Community Service & Action

Division of Student Development

Hunger Week 2017

What is Hunger Week? 

Hunger Week has been a tradition at Loyola for over 40 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!

Hunger Week 2017 will take place on November 6-12.

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

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

Empty Plate Club Initiative
November 6 - 10

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. 

Interfaith Discussion
Damen MPR South, 5:15 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Film Screening: "A Place at the Table" 
Damen Cinema, 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

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.

Social Class Dinner
McCormick Lounge, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

This dinner allows participants to experience, learn about, and reflect on the disparities amongst classes and resource availability that are seen globally. 

Hillel Bagel Sale
9:00 a.m. -11:00 a.m., Damen Table
Stop by Hillel's bagel sale table to help raise money and feed the hungry.

Hunger Week Speaker: Amanda Kritt, Illinois Hunger Coalition

Damen MPR, 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Come and learn about one of Hunger Weeks beneficiaries, The Illinois Hunger Coalition, and what they are doing to address childhood hunger in Chicago.  

Poverty Simulation
Rambler Room, 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

During this 3-hour simulation, participants will role-play the lives of families living in poverty and the many community agencies with which they must interact. 

To register, email mhade@luc.edu the following information by November 1st

• Name
• Status (student, faculty, healthcare provider)
• School affiliation (e.g. Nursing, Social Work, Stritch)
• Course name, number & instructor (if applicable)

Fast-a-Thon
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 and a lecture on personal sacrifice. 

Business and Social Impact: Hunger and Food Insecurity 
Schreiber Center 1001, 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Join Loyola's sustainable business club, Net Impact to learn how two local businesses are making a social impact by addressing hunger and food insecurity in Chicago and beyond. 

Panelists:

Andrew Osterman- HandCut Foods

Rachel Bernier-Green, 'Laine's Bake Shop 

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. 

St. Thomas of Canterbury Soup Kitchen
Damen 232, 2:30 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.

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

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

Service Day: Spend a Saturday Harvesting Hope
Dumbach Hall 125, 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Come wrap up Hunger Week with a service opportunity to volunteer in meaningful projects throughout the Rogers park and Edgewater neighborhoods. Register for this event here!

Poverty Simulation (Maywood)
HSD SSO Atrium, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

To register, email mhade@luc.edu the following information by November 1st

• Name
• Status (student, faculty, healthcare provider)
• School affiliation (e.g. Nursing, Social Work, Stritch)
• Course name, number & instructor (if applicable)

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 2017 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