Loyola University Chicago

Community Service & Action

Division of Student Development

Hunger Week 2016

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. More detailed information will be available in April. In the meantime, take a look at what happened in Hunger Week 2016, below!

2017 Hunger Week Team 

Interested in being part of the 2017 Hunger Week Team? Applications are due February 6th. Positions are listed below. Apply to take part in one of Loyola's longstanding traditions for the greater good!

Student Leader

  • Meets with GA once a week
  • Prepares and runs weekly meetings
  • Holds weekly 1:1 meetings with half of team
  • Works to help team foster a healthy team dynamic, a deeper understanding of hunger issues, leadership development, and efficient planning and implementation of Hunger Week events

Marketing/Outreach

  • Meets with team leader or GA once a week (or as necessary)
  • Coordinates and manages a 2017 marketing plan
  • Creates 2017 Hunger Week logo
  • Creates promotional materials for Hunger Week (flyers, handbills, banners, etc.)
  • Designs Hunger Week merchandise (T-shirts, buttons, stickers, etc.)
  • Manages Hunger Week social media
  • Coordinates Hunger Week outreach communications (e-mails to targeted audiences, promotions through campus student communication sources, etc.)

Fundraising

  • Meets with team leader or GA once a week (or as necessary)
  • Coordinates and manages a fundraising plan
  • Communicates with selected 2017 beneficiaries
  • Educates team on selected 2017 beneficiaries
  • Communicates with local business/alumni to raise funds
  • Creates a “tabling” plan/table set-up and trains team for tabling
  • Coordinates fundraising plan during Hunger Week events (may include planning fundraising activities, writing fundraising script for events, etc.)
  • Coordinates flow of funds during tabling and Hunger Week events

Event Planners (each assigned to a themed-day of events during Hunger Week)

  • Meets with team leader or GA once a week (or as necessary)
  • Coordinates a schedule of events for their assigned day, focused around their theme
  • Becomes the expert on their theme, educating other team members
  • Plans events and communicates with event collaborators
  • Prepare scripts and supplies for events
  • Trains volunteers, if applicable
  • Attends and coordinates day’s events

 

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

                                                

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Hunger Week Art Gallery 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Damen 217

 

Water bottles for sale!

 

Donate to our beneficiaries!

Hillel PB & Jam, 11am-2pm, Damen 214

 

Fast-a-thon, all day
Pledge to fast with students from food and drink. For more info, check out loyolamsa.com

 

*Breaking of the Fast, 4pm-7pm, Damen MPR
Join the Muslim Students' Association for dinner following the day's fast and a lecture on personal sacrifice.

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

 

*Hunger Banquet, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m., McCormick Hall
This dinner allows participants to experience, learn about, and reflect on the disparities amongst classes and resource availability that are seen globally

 

Global Hunger Display, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., Damen Table
Stop by and see an interactive display to learn and challenge the way you see hunger around the globe.

Poverty Simulation, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m., Corboy Law Center, Kasbeer Hall
During this stimulation, participants will role-play the lives of families living in poverty and leave with a better understanding of the impact that poverty has on hunger. Contact Mickey Hade at mhade@luc.edu to RSVP.

 

Hillel Bagel Sale, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Damen Table
Stop by Hillel's bagel sale table to help raise money and feed the hungry.

 

*Speaker: Alicia Torres, 2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m., Damen MPR
Join Sr. Alicia, a 2007 alumna of Loyola University Chicago and the winner of the Food Network's "Chopped" as she speaks about battling hunger in Chicago.

 

*Poverty Simulation, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m., Information Commons, 4th floor
During this simulation, participants will role-play the lives of families living in poverty and leave with a better understanding of the impact that poverty has on hunger. Contact Mickey Hade at mhade@luc.edu to RSVP.

*Speaker: Tracie McMillan, 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Damen MPR
Published author Tracie McMillan will be visiting Loyola University Chicago to discuss her book, The American Way of Eating, and shine light on our food system that prevents Americans from engaging in healthy eating.

 

Sustainable Food Fair, 12 p.m. - 3 p.m., Damen Tables
The Sustainable Food Fair allows students to learn more about sustainable food available here in Rogers Park. Small local businesses will be showcasing their products and possibly offering samples.

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

 

*Bust it for Justice, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m., Damen Den
Interested in social justice and artistic expression? Then come attend this event featuring spoken word and music by students as well as stories and reflection on homelessness and hunger, as told by members of the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless. Dinner to be provided.

 

Hunger Week Art Gallery, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m., Damen 217
If you haven't yet, stop by and visit the Hunger Week Gallery to reflect on student-made works of art related to hunger and its effects

Poverty Simulation, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m., Stritch School of Medicine, 2nd floor atrium
During this simulation, participants will role-play the lives of families living in poverty and leave with a better understanding of the impact that poverty has on hunger. Contact Mickey Hade at mhade@luc.edu to RSVP.

 

Feeding the Cause, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Cuneo Hall 116
Come wrap up Hunger Week with a service event where students will volunteer in meaningful service projects throughout the Rogers Park and Edgewater neighborhoods. Click Here to Register.

Make a Donation!

Help us help our beneficiaries for Hunger Week 2016! All funds raised will directly support our 2016 beneficiaries and help fight hunger on a local, national, and international level. See the 2016 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