By Megan Scali
Molloy College is founded upon the four pillars of Dominican life: Community, Service, Spirituality and Study. On Tuesday, November 13 from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Hays Theater, Campus Ministries and Student Affairs hosted a Hunger Banquet for the Molloy Community that captured the essence of the pillars, particularly community, during this season of giving. The purpose of this event is raise awareness for hunger both locally and globally.
Sister Diane Capuano, our Campus Minister, says that the Hunger Banquet, which is hosted every two years, "...helped those that attended to understand that people are hungry within our own community." Too often, she says, we take for granted the food and water that is available to us. The event helped to change that perspective. Attendees were encouraged to only eat a small breakfast on the morning of the event and come feeling hungry if possible. Experiencing hunger throughout the day is an important aspect of the experience and increases the impact of the event.
Attendees had the opportunity to hear from different speakers, including Dale Williams, the executive director of Midnight Run. The $5 required admission fee is donated directly to Midnight Run, an organization that Molloy frequently partners with to deliver clothing and food to homeless populations in New York City. Just another way Molloy is making impact on those around us!