We are so excited to welcome this year’s Campus Hunger Project Cohort! Twelve leaders at nine colleges and universities will develop and lead campaigns to fight food insecurity on their campuses. Learn more about each leader below. Skidmore College: Hillary Goldstein and Emily Gordon Hillary is from Colchester, Connecticut and is currently studying Education and … Continue reading Announcing the 2019-20 Campus Hunger Project Cohort
Challah for Hunger (CfH) announced today that our Chief Executive Officer, Carly Zimmerman, will be leaving the organization on Monday, August 19th to take on a new role as BBYO’s Senior Relationship Director after serving as CEO for six years. “I am incredibly grateful for my time with Challah for Hunger,” said Zimmerman. “I will … Continue reading Challah for Hunger Announces Departure of CEO Carly Zimmerman
This blogpost was written by Monica Sager, Challah for Hunger at Clark University and Campus Hunger Project Cohort member 2018-2019 The second year of the Campus Hunger Project Cohort has just ended. Cohort members went through a year of learning, discussing, and action taking. Many new projects and initiatives have been implemented on campuses throughout … Continue reading 5 Ways I Made Change on Campus And You Can Too
Our Board Chair, Andy Kirschner makes the case for why talking about our food justice work is particularly important during Passover in his blog piece originally written for Oy!Chicago a Project of the Jewish United Fund. Below is an excerpt and a link to read the full blog post. “Most Passover Seders begin with the … Continue reading Why we need to talk about Challah on Passover
“Let all who are hungry come and eat.” Passover begins in most homes with this ambitious, heartfelt invitation. Words that serve as a direct reminder that our job at Passover, and always, is to tell the story of hunger’s injustice and act against the hardships it creates. This year, we’re providing you with a compelling … Continue reading Incorporating the Campus Hunger Project into your Passover Seder
University of Wisconsin-Madison sophomore Lauren Ross is a graduate of the Campus Hunger Project Cohort Program and the Challah for Hunger Representative to the MAZON Board of Directors. Lauren recently wrote an op-ed for the View from Campus, a monthly feature from New York Jewish News, urging campuses to take a more proactive response to acknowledging … Continue reading Addressing Campus Hunger Head-On, an op-ed by Lauren R.
Clark University sophomore Monica Sager is tackling food insecurity on campus as part of the Campus Hunger Project. Monica, Advocacy Chair of Clark’s Challah for Hunger chapter, has created a community resource guide to provide students experiencing food insecurity with information on where they can obtain free or cheap food in the area. Monica recently … Continue reading Food Insecurity at Clark – Op Ed from Monica S.
As we begin a new year, we’re pausing to share some exciting, yet bittersweet, news: Liz Smulian and Chad Stender, who have served as our Board Chair and Treasurer since 2015, are transitioning out of their leadership roles this week. Liz and Chad’s strong leadership, vision for growth and partnership with the board and the … Continue reading New Board Leadership at Challah for Hunger
This morning, the Government Accountability Office released its first study on campus food insecurity at U.S. colleges and universities and confirmed that millions of students are at risk of being food insecure—meaning not knowing where their next meal is coming from. Nearly 2 million students are eligible for federal food assistance, or SNAP benefits, but … Continue reading GAO Study Underscores Pervasiveness of Food Insecurity on College Campuses: Nearly 2 million students eligible for SNAP—and aren’t getting it
“We knew we had to do something,” said Emma Rose Shapiro, president of Challah for Hunger at Pittsburgh. In the days following the senseless violence at Tree of Life Synagogue that left eleven dead, student leaders of the Pitt chapter came together to mourn and to act. Student volunteers organized a “Braiding Together Against Hate” … Continue reading Congratulations to CfH at Pitt: Winners of EQT Corporation’s Good Neighbors $5,000 Award!