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Act Now Against Hunger


Act Now

Listen, learn, and act

This Thanksgiving, bring together your friends and family to engage in critical conversations about hunger.


Billion Wasted

In the US, $218 billion is spent per year “on the growing, processing, transporting, and disposing of food that is never eaten.” Yet, 1 in 7 Americans still go hungry.


Act Now by starting conversations about hunger at your Thanksgiving dinner. Transform your table into a place of generous learning, listening, and action.


Use these three discussion guides and DIY resources to root your discussion of food insecurity in Jewish values and foster a brave space for people to meaningfully engage with each other’s experiences and ideas.

Bring Generosity to a Tough Table

If you are heading into a tense or divisive space and want to foster a generous and open conversation at your table, check out this guide we developed in partnership with Lab/Shul, an everybody-driven experimental Jewish community in NYC.

A Plateful of Grateful

Untangle the impact of food waste and hunger using this guide co-created with 412 Food Rescue, a Pittsburgh non-profit that believes that good food belongs to people, not landfills.

Addressing Hunger Together

Discuss root causes and strategies to address food insecurity through traditional and modern food justice texts.

Guide to Respectful Conversations

Learn how to be respectful in difficult conversations

Food Justice Glossary

Build a shared language around food justice

Next Steps Guide

Need to know where to go from here? Check out this list

At this table we sing with joy, with sorrow. We pray of suffering and remorse. We give thanks.
Perhaps the world will end at the kitchen table, while we are laughing and crying, eating of the last sweet bite.
—Joy Harjo, Perhaps the World Ends Here