All posts by Talia Berday Sacks

Students Advocate For California Campus Hunger Legislation

Recently, Challah for Hunger and student leaders representing seven of our chapters in California submitted a letter of support for a California bill that would cover the cost of a college meal plan, worth 10 meals per week for low-income college students attending public universities and colleges in the state. Read our letter of support … Continue reading Students Advocate For California Campus Hunger Legislation

UC Davis Students Meet California State Senator

Guest post by Hana, Challah for Hunger at UC Davis and 2017/2018 Campus Hunger Cohort member. Hana created a local resource map for students so they can easily access existing basic needs resources. This will help to increase awareness of food insecurity, and reduce the stigma on students for being food insecure. Earlier this quarter, CfH at Davis … Continue reading UC Davis Students Meet California State Senator

Join us in urging the federal government to save SNAP for college students

Our students need us. Last month, the federal government invited the public to comment on proposed policy changes to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly known as food stamps), which is the first line of defense against hunger for low-income students, adults, and families. Federal law limits able-bodied working adults without dependents (a category … Continue reading Join us in urging the federal government to save SNAP for college students

Ask Bold Questions this Passover with CfH and MAZON’s Holiday Resources

Every year at Passover, we affirm our obligation to care for one another by proclaiming the words “Let all who are hungry come and eat. This year, join Challah for Hunger and our partner MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger in our work to end hunger in America by downloading  and using these holiday resources. Then, dive deeper by … Continue reading Ask Bold Questions this Passover with CfH and MAZON’s Holiday Resources

Meet Shayna, Student Researcher and Campus Hunger Project Advocate

Guest post by Shayna, a senior at University of Pennsylvania studying urban sociology and urban education policy and a former president of the school’s CfH chapter. In the Jewish community, children are often taught the value of tikkun olam, or “repairing the world.” We are encouraged to bring in cans of non-perishables for school food drives, … Continue reading Meet Shayna, Student Researcher and Campus Hunger Project Advocate

Tips for an Inclusive Bake

Ten Tips to Make Inclusive Activities Successful February is Jewish Disability Awareness & Inclusion Month. Today’s guest post is by Dr. Beth Rosenwasser, Director of Community Engagement for the Judith Creed Horizons For Achieving Independence (JCHAI). To download this resource as a PDF, click here.        Plan ahead. Know something about the INTERESTS & SUPPORT NEEDS of … Continue reading Tips for an Inclusive Bake

For Jessica, the Social Change Bakery is a Family Event

Guest post by Jessica Izes, Temple University student, Social Change Bakery volunteer, and Challah for Hunger intern. During my sophomore year at Temple University, I began participating in challah bakes with Temple’s chapter of Challah for Hunger. My interest in the organization grew when I discovered that my synagogues, Congregation Adath Jeshurun, and the neighboring … Continue reading For Jessica, the Social Change Bakery is a Family Event

Campus Hunger Project Update: Student Advocacy Since November

Our student leaders have been hard at work mobilizing their peers, administrators, and elected officials to address campus food insecurity. Students even got local press in Philadelphia and Los Angeles. We’re excited to share the progress students have made on 3 campuses and look forward to updating you on the Campus Hunger Project throughout the … Continue reading Campus Hunger Project Update: Student Advocacy Since November