There is no single root cause of food insecurity among college students. Food insecurity exists in a tangled web of issues related to income, education, race and class. Let’s start by looking at the world of higher-education. Today, a college degree is more necessary than ever to secure a job, advance a career, and afford a basic quality of life. Out of the 11.6 million jobs … Continue reading Losing the food safety net
What does the term hunger mean? When we say hunger, we are really talking about food insecurity. Hunger is the craving or physical need for food, and is one of many symptoms of food insecurity. Food insecurity is more than hunger. College students experiencing food insecurity don’t know where their next meal is coming from, and don’t have the necessary … Continue reading Defining our terms: What do we mean by campus hunger?
Last October, we sat down with our partners at MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger to discuss ideas for a new advocacy project. During this meeting, they told us about a growing problem that nobody was talking about: food insecurity on college campuses. As an organization that has worked with college students for more than a decade, … Continue reading 3 million college students need food assistance
This week we feature Ana Mendelson, a senior at the University of Virginia and former chapter president. This past year, Ana served as the Challah for Hunger representative to the MAZON Board of Directors. It’s the first time that a CfH leader has served on the board and when we asked, Ana had a lot … Continue reading Q & A with Ana Mendelson
Talia joined the challah team after 3 years of CfH experience as a student participant and a chapter leader at the University of Maryland. Talia comes as an alumni of CfH with a background of English, food history and a knowledge of how the two work together: I see Challah for Hunger continuing to expand as a … Continue reading Have you met Talia?
From the Atlanta Jewish Times, April 20, 2015 Challah for Hunger was proud to partner with Atlanta organizations for the fifth annual Hunger seder. Alumna and Board Chair Elect Liz Smulian, and Alumnus and Chapter Advisor, Nick Thompson represented Challah for Hunger at this great event. Click here to reach to full story online.