We are saddened and appalled by the events in Charlottesville. Racism and anti-Semitism have no place in our country and violence is never tolerable. We must all speak out and live our values through our actions.
Challah for Hunger has been and will continue to be a welcoming and inclusive community that unites to help those in need. We believe the joy, friendships and love that comes from baking bread, volunteering, and learning together builds communities that are stronger than hate and violence.
In addition to supporting our welcoming and inclusive communities, Challah for Hunger is also committed to our volunteers’ safety. As our students return back to school over the next couple of weeks, our staff and alumni advisors will reach out to student leaders on every campus to ensure a smooth and safe transition.
We will also continue to work with our partners across the country demonstrate our commitment to diversity and love.
This weekend, our Board of Directors and Staff will participate in the Together At the Table Initiative, and we encourage you to take a look at the great resources to start productive conversations put together by our partners at the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation, One Table and Repair the World.
Please reach out if you have any questions. Our door is always open.
Liz Smulian, Chair of the Board of Directors
Carly Zimmerman, CEO