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Challah for Hunger Bakes with Delaware Governor Jack Markell [Video]

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:

Governor Markell at Challah for Hunger from Diva Communications on Vimeo.

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.

Repair Hero: Eli Winkelman

Who says a college student can’t change the world? When Eli Winkelman was an undergrad at Scripps College in California, she started a program called Challah for Hunger. The idea started out small: bake fresh, delicious challah every week and sell it to students and faculty to raise money for hunger and disaster relief.

The program was a hit (even former President Clinton took notice) and began to spread to other colleges. As of 2009, Challah for Hunger had chapters on 30 campuses across the country and had raised more than $130,000, with half of the proceeds going to American Jewish World Service’s Sudan Relief and Advocacy Fund, and half going to local, national, or international organizations chosen by campus organizers.
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