August has been a month of growth for CfH! We are excited to announce that seven diverse and talented individuals have joined CfH’s board and staff. Our new board members include: Maya, an alum who organized the March for our Lives in Miami, Nikki, a published author, finance expert and LGBTQ advocate in Philadelphia, Andy, a … Continue reading Welcome new board and staff members
The Challah for Hunger Volunteer Corps supports community initiatives in Philadelphia. This group of volunteers come together to help make our Social Change Bakery Programs a success! You may be curious about what it’s like to volunteer for Challah for Hunger: You’ve found the right place. My name is Rich and I’m here to speak … Continue reading Volunteer Spotlight: Meet Richard!
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
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
We are so excited to open registration for our 2018 East Coast Leadership Summit in Philadelphia, PA on August 5th. Get ready to join students, partners and alumni from across the East Coast for a day of collective learning and advocacy. You don’t want to miss it. Register today! Questions? Check out our FAQ page.
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
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
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
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
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