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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

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

For Amy, Challah for Hunger’s Giving Circle is a new approach to Tikkun Olam

Guest post by Amy, who participated in Challah for Hunger’s New York Giving Circle this past fall.  Trying to avoid snacks laid out in the conference room at WeWork in New York was the most corporate experience I’ve had since I resigned from the world of 9-5. But I wasn’t here for my job, I … Continue reading For Amy, Challah for Hunger’s Giving Circle is a new approach to Tikkun Olam

For Sarah G, Challah for Hunger Comes Full Circle

Guest post by Sarah Glickstein, founder of Lehigh University’s chapter & Program Assistant at the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation. As my Instagram caption from November 28th reads: “Nothing better than spending #givingtuesday at the place that started it all.” Lehigh University, my alma matter, is the place that started it all. On Giving … Continue reading For Sarah G, Challah for Hunger Comes Full Circle

A Perfect Blend of Ingredients: Meet CfH at University of Illinois

This post comes to us from Leah, a sophomore at the University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign serving as her chapter’s Social Media Chair. Here, Leah shares how she got involved with CfH, how her chapter operates, and how they’re continuing to grow. In high school, baking was my stress reliever – a blend of effortless, yet … Continue reading A Perfect Blend of Ingredients: Meet CfH at University of Illinois