Challah for Hunger – an organization that raises money and awareness for hunger and disaster relief through the production and sale of challah bread – has been making waves (or rather loaves) at college campuses across the country.
This fall alone, Challah for Hunger has already baked more than 700 loaves, raising nearly $3,000 for Repair the World grantee-partner, American Jewish World Service’s Sudan Action Campaign, as well as local hunger charities chosen by each chapter. (Since being founded by Eli Winkelman in 2005, the organization has raised more than $250,000).
There are currently Challah for Hunger chapters at more than 45 campuses – including the University of Delaware, where Governor Jack Markell recently joined the students for some challah baking. Check the video out below, made by Diva Communications:
On a related note, Diva Communications is working on a new documentary A Peace of Bread: Faith, Food and the Future, which explores how interfaith communities are working to “make a dent in this country’s 36 million people (13 million of which are children) that are experiencing hunger.” Challah for Hunger will be featured in the documentary – which will air on ABC affiliated stations – as will Repair the World grantee-partner, Jewish Farm School. Find out more about the documentary here.