Hunger and Homelessness Week is a national week dedicated to bringing awareness to the poor and hungry, and this year marked Gannon University’s tenth year of participation.
The week, which lasted from Nov. 16–22, featured many different activities, including a viewing of the movie "Storied Streets," a keynote speaker event featuring Cortez McDaniel and Dennis Dee, the Basket Penny Wars and delivery of baskets to refugee families.
According to Justine Bensur, a junior biology major and lead student chair of the weeklong event, it aligns closely with the mission of the University and allows students to realize ways in which they can change the world around them.
Bensur has been on the Hunger and Homelessness Week committee for three years and each year she said she watches it continue to grow.
"It astounds me every year how involved students become," she said. "It is apparent that Gannon has so many students who are passionate about their community and are people who want to make a difference in the world."