WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - Ag Week at Purdue is a time to help raise awareness for how important agriculture is, not just in this community, but around the world.
Students and community members gathered Monday evening at Mackey Arena for "Hunger Knows No Bound." The event aims to shed light on global hunger. Speakers talked about how agriculture at Purdue and in Indiana helps fight hunger around the world.
Ag Week officials said it's important for students and community members to know how serious of a problem global hunger is. Some students were challenged to see how they could provide a family of four with a week of meals for just $100. The food was then donated to Food Finders Food Bank.
"It's always important to know what's going on in your local and global communities. One thing that agriculture is striving to do is end world hunger and end local hunger," said Brittany Haltom.
Events for Ag Week will be taking place all week.
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