[box]Bonnie Shea, left, an administrative assistant, and Claire Puzarne, assistant to the executive director of Ireland’s Great Hunger Museum at Quinnipiac University, were among the Quinnipiac employees who worked on a food drive to benefit the Connecticut Food Bank.[/box]

Ireland’s Great Hunger Museum at Quinnipiac University, Ireland’s Great Hunger Institute at Quinnipiac and the Albert Schweitzer Institute at Quinnipiac recently co-sponsored a food drive to benefit the Connecticut Food Bank. In Connecticut, one in seven families cannot always afford the food it needs, according to the Connecticut Food Bank. In New Haven County, the need is even greater with 20 percent of children struggling with hunger.

The museum, located at 3011 Whitney Ave., Hamden, is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is free. For more information, visit www.ighm.org.

The institute is a scholarly resource for the study of the Great Hunger, a period of mass starvation, disease and emigration in Ireland between 1845 and 1852.

The Albert Schweitzer Institute, located on the university’s Mount Carmel Campus, is an organization that conducts U.S. and international programs that link education, ethics and voluntarism. The institute’s programs focus on health, humanitarian and peace efforts; support health care development in under-served areas; motivate young people to serve the community and the environment as a way of life; and increase public awareness of Dr. Schweitzer’s philosophy and its potential for a more peaceful and sustainable world.

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