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
“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!
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?
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