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
Our 11 Campus Hunger Project Cohort members have begun their advocacy work on campus by creating a Campus Resource Guide. This collection of resources helps provide students experiencing food insecurity with all-inclusive information on where they can obtain free or cheap food on and off campus. In addition to creating the resource guides, Cohort members … Continue reading Cohort Students Develop Resource Guides to Help Students in Need
This post is from Gwen Dilworth, a 4th Year American Studies major from the University of Virginia (UVA) and current president of CfH at UVA. When I first volunteered with Challah for Hunger during my first year at the University of Virginia (UVA), I distinctly remember the then-President explaining why she chose to invest so much … Continue reading How UVA’s Chapter is Taking Action Against Campus Hunger
We are excited to share a blog post from Lauren Banister, a University of Vermont student leader who spent the summer interning at MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger. Lauren attended our August summit and shared her experiences with her peers from 30 other chapters. This piece was originally posted on MAZON’s Blog on August … Continue reading My Summer with MAZON
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
Our alumni pop-up giving circle* is back! Join fellow alumni on Wednesday, August 22nd at 8:30pm ET for a (virtual) Night of Giving. We’ll spend the evening discussing what it means to “bake a difference” and through our giving circle, we’ll pool our resources to pay it forward to our global community. For a … Continue reading Our Alumni Pop Up Giving Circle is back!
Arielle Pearlman is a CfH alumna from Colgate University. She recently spent a year assistant-teaching in Madrid, Spain. Thanks to Arielle, we now have a copy of our challah recipe in Spanish that also includes a history of CfH and an overview of our advocacy initiative, the Campus Hunger Project. During my time in Madrid, the … Continue reading A Challah for Hunger Bake in Madrid
My name is Mary Holmcrans and I am the Food Justice Fellow with Repair the World. I spend an even amount of time working with the Jewish Farm School, the Mitzvah Food Project, and Challah for Hunger! Service is important to me because it highlights dynamics and problems, and humbles you to the work that … Continue reading Meet Mary, our Food Justice Fellow.
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