Jeff Marks, Binghamton alumnus and Senior Associate at KPMG, reflects on his experience serving on the Board of Directors. When I stumbled upon a student group called Challah for Hunger during my first month as a freshman at Binghamton University in 2009, I never imagined I would be writing this blog post to share … Continue reading Jeff reflects on his board service
Join us in welcoming our newest board members, a diverse and talented group of individuals: Maya, our student representative from Miami, Sophie, a dedicated alumna from UNC Chapel Hill, Eileen, a volunteer who has helped us grow our Social Change Bakery and Giving Circle programs, Wendy, a parent of current superstar Jenna at Oxy and … Continue reading Challah for Hunger welcomes 6 new board members
There may be #99DaysofSummer, but you only need one hour to make a difference! Connect with your Challah for Hunger fam for an evening of advocacy, social action, and the opportunity for your voice to be heard. Contribute $18 as a participant in our virtual pop-up giving circle to vote where $$$ goes! Where & When: Your … Continue reading Hey Challah Alumni – Join our Pop-Up Giving Circle
Today at a town hall held at George Washington University, the Wisconsin HOPE Lab and the Association of Community College Trustees released their latest survey on food insecurity among college and university students. In response to these recent findings and to the February 23rd letter to the Government Accountability Office from Senator Debbie Stabenow, Senator … Continue reading Statement on Rise in Food Insecurity on College Campuses
Since the Campus Hunger Project launched this summer, 32 chapters and counting have pledged to participate in the Campus Hunger Project, and our student volunteers have conducted 23 interviews of campus administrators to understand if and how their campuses support those in need. Sumner Schwartz, a junior and Challah for Hunger chapter treasurer at Occidental College, has been very … Continue reading Learning from the Campus Hunger Project
There is no single root cause of food insecurity among college students. Food insecurity exists in a tangled web of issues related to income, education, race and class. Let’s start by looking at the world of higher-education. Today, a college degree is more necessary than ever to secure a job, advance a career, and afford a basic quality of life. Out of the 11.6 million jobs … Continue reading Losing the food safety net
What does the term hunger mean? When we say hunger, we are really talking about food insecurity. Hunger is the craving or physical need for food, and is one of many symptoms of food insecurity. Food insecurity is more than hunger. College students experiencing food insecurity don’t know where their next meal is coming from, and don’t have the necessary … Continue reading Defining our terms: What do we mean by campus hunger?
Last October, we sat down with our partners at MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger to discuss ideas for a new advocacy project. During this meeting, they told us about a growing problem that nobody was talking about: food insecurity on college campuses. As an organization that has worked with college students for more than a decade, … Continue reading 3 million college students need food assistance
The Challah for Hunger Alumni Giving Circle is a group of alumni who will collectively give 1-3 grants to non-profits fighting hunger in local communities. The Alumni Giving Circle will accept nominations from Challah for Hunger alumni, selecting 3-5 semifinalists to research and finally selecting 1-3 grant recipients. Click here to learn more and nominate a … Continue reading The Alumni Giving Circle is back!
This July, we welcome five new board members to the Challah for Hunger Board of Directors: Jordan and Rachel, student representatives from Stanford and Binghamton, two of our strongest chapters, Caryn, co-founder and alumna of the UCLA chapter, and Michael and Neena, friends of the organization that bring financial and marketing expertise! Click here to read more!