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!
This recipe from the Soom x Challah for Hunger Recipe Competition comes to us from students at the University of Vermont, Sophie John, Sophia Weiss, Rachel Slimovitch, and Emily Wanzer. They created an entire meal for their tahini-infused submission, and we wanted to share this fun twist on bruschetta to start! Sophie said that “Our local and … Continue reading Soom Recipe Feature: Tahini Cashew Cheese Bruschetta on Challah
Before certain rule changes can become law, there is a period of time for public comment where anyone can weigh in on the issue and explain why they agree or disagree with the change. Submitting a comment is an important way of sharing your views and any stories and statistics you think are important for … Continue reading Act of Advocacy: Share a Public Comment
Our next featured recipe from the Soom x Challah for Hunger Recipe Competition comes from Caryn Roth, an alum of CfH at UCLA! For Caryn’s inspiration, she said she “wanted to use both the chocolate and original Soom tahini spreads. I used the classic Challah for Hunger recipe and made a chocolate halva stuffed challah, just … Continue reading Soom Recipe Feature: Chocolate Halva Challah Bread Pudding with Tahini Whipped Cream
We have over 80 chapters baking a difference across the country and internationally, and each one brings their own unique flavor. Today we’re sharing more about Challah for Hunger at Indiana! Here, chapter Communications Coordinator Peleg Rafaeli tells us about Indiana’s mission and how they’re sharing CfH with their campus community. She also gives us … Continue reading Why We #BakeADifference: Challah for Hunger at Indiana
This past month we partnered with Soom Foods, a a certified women-owned, Philadelphia-based tahini company, for a friendly recipe competition open to current students and alums. The challenge: create a unique recipe incorporating both tahini and challah! We received an overwhelming number of amazing submissions, so we left the difficult decision of choosing the winner to our … Continue reading Our Soom Recipe Contest Winner!
At Challah for hunger, we’ve seen individuals, partners, organizations, and coalitions come together to support Jewish families and communities impacted by the tragedy at the Tree of Life. Some ways you can take action and show support are: The ADL has put together a list of vigils happening around the country to mourn the victims of … Continue reading Stand in Strength with Tree of Life: Ways to Take Action
We at Challah for Hunger stand in strength with the Tree of Life, Pittsburgh, and global Jewish communities. We share in the Jewish community’s collective grief and we wish peace to those who are hurting in the wake of this senseless violence. Challah for Hunger’s roots in Jewish values and ancient traditions remind us of … Continue reading Message to Our Community Following the Tragedy in Pittsburgh