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
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
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!
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.
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 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
Our students need us. Last month, the federal government invited the public to comment on proposed policy changes to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly known as food stamps), which is the first line of defense against hunger for low-income students, adults, and families. Federal law limits able-bodied working adults without dependents (a category … Continue reading Join us in urging the federal government to save SNAP for college students
Every year at Passover, we affirm our obligation to care for one another by proclaiming the words “Let all who are hungry come and eat. This year, join Challah for Hunger and our partner MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger in our work to end hunger in America by downloading and using these holiday resources. Then, dive deeper by … Continue reading Ask Bold Questions this Passover with CfH and MAZON’s Holiday Resources