There’s something the incoming Secretary of Agriculture and I have in common: a love for dairy cows. Tom Vilsack is currently chief executive for the US Dairy Export Council, and was the former USDA Secretary under President Obama. But when I was studying animal science at the University of Vermont during his term, many of … Continue reading College students are falling through our largest food safety net: SNAP
Challah for Hunger is thrilled to welcome the fourth Campus Hunger Project Cohort! This year, Cohort leaders will spend the year developing campaigns on their campuses to better meet basic needs insecurities on campus and highlight student need during COVID-19. We’re absolutely inspired by their visions for change and leadership. Campus Hunger Project Cohort Leaders … Continue reading Meet the 2020-21 Campus Hunger Project Cohort
This blog post comes from Joelle Marx, ’20 at Colgate University. She is a Campus Hunger Project Cohort leader this year, bringing changes and new resources to her campus. Four years ago, when I first arrived at Colgate University in central New York, I quickly realized that there was only one grocery store. Located about … Continue reading How changing a bus route can change a campus
The following report comes from Monica Sager, Clark University ’21, and Campus Hunger Project Cohort Ambassador, who attended the National Anti-Hunger Policy Conference in DC. There are two conflicting views as to what a college student looks like. The first is an affluent, young adult who comes from a privileged background with enough money for … Continue reading Campus Hunger Project Cohort Ambassador Reports from the National Anti-Hunger Policy Conference
Pictured left: Students at Temple University hosted a Swipe Out Hunger and Challah For Hunger partner bake during the 2019 Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week. The proceeds from the bake sale will go to the Cherry Pantry or Student Emergency Aid Fund in the Division of Student Affairs. *Photo courtesy of AaronRey Ebreo, Temple Student … Continue reading Announcing our new national partner: Swipe Out Hunger!
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
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!
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