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This week, Wagner College demonstrated its commitment to combating hunger, both through study and discussion and through coordinated action.

On Wednesday, a Wagner Athletics press conference announced that the college, along with partners Shop Rite Markets of Staten Island and the Staten Island Advance, had collected 25 tons of non-perishable food to stock the shelves of Project Hospitality’s food pantry, a goal announced last summer —  and the partners announced a new goal for 2013: to collect 50 tons of food for five different food banks on Staten Island. Read about the press conference in Michael Sedon’s story for the Staten Island Advance.

Organic vegetables illustrationThe following day, members of the Wagner College community gathered in the Union building for the first in a series of Social Justice Dialogue luncheon discussions scheduled throughout the semester. Thursday’s discussion topic was, appropriately, “Hunger: Responses to our Hunger Crisis.”

Wagner Magazine editor Laura Barlament attended the “50 Tons of Food” announcement and the hunger discussion, writing about them in a blog post on the magazine’s website that she titled, “Supermarket as Moral Force?”


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