Congratulations to our 2018-19 Campus Hunger Project Cohort!

Three years ago we started the Campus Hunger Project (CHP) as a way to center student voices in the fight against campus food insecurity. To build and empower communities to take action on this issue, we created the Campus Hunger Project Cohort: a group of student leaders who receive advanced leadership and advocacy training to … Continue reading Congratulations to our 2018-19 Campus Hunger Project Cohort!

Incorporating the Campus Hunger Project into your Passover Seder

“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

Addressing Campus Hunger Head-On, an op-ed by Lauren R.

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.

Food Insecurity at Clark – Op Ed from Monica S.

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.

GAO Study Underscores Pervasiveness of Food Insecurity on College Campuses: Nearly 2 million students eligible for SNAP—and aren’t getting it

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

Congratulations to CfH at Pitt: Winners of EQT Corporation’s Good Neighbors $5,000 Award!

“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!

Food Drives: Are they Fair for College Students?

This Op-Ed piece comes from Anna Porter, a Campus Hunger Project Cohort member at the University of Vermont. As a part of the Cohort, students share their vision for change as a part of their campaigns in an Op-Ed. The holiday season has always been characterized by “Holiday Food Drives” to local pantries. In elementary school, my … Continue reading Food Drives: Are they Fair for College Students?

Soom Recipe Feature: Tahini Cashew Cheese Bruschetta on Challah

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