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A Healthy, Nutritious, and Sweet New Year For All Children

Fresh Updates from RAC » Hunger   |   Sep 19, 2014 12:00 AM
Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, is an opportunity for us to express our support for important government programs as we look towards the year ahead. In the next year, Congress will need to address issues regarding reauthorization for child nutrition programs. While the programs are permanently authorized, Congress uses the reauthorization process to review […]

Who Counts? A Census Report That Calls for Economic Justice In The Year To Come

Fresh Updates from RAC » Hunger   |   Sep 17, 2014 12:00 AM
As we approach Rosh Hashanah, the start of the Jewish New Year, we will think about how we have changed from one year to the next: how we have grown, and we can do differently in the year to come. This evaluative work is also done by the federal government through the United States Census […]

Helping the Poor One Relationship at a Time

Fresh Updates from RAC » Hunger   |   Aug 26, 2014 12:00 AM
We recently became a host congregation for our local Family Promise affiliate, Greenville Area Interfaith Hospitality Network.  Our involvement with an interfaith hospitality network has afforded our congregation the meaningful opportunity to fulfill our mission to bring justice to the world by providing food and shelter to the homeless.  Almost as important as providing these […]
Hunger is an endemic problem that plagues all aspects of our society. Every city, suburb, and school, has a population in which at least one (if not more) person is experiencing hunger.
There is a variety of anti-hunger programs in the United States, ranging from emergency assistance programs, to food banks, to food stamps, to child nutrition programs.
The Food Stamp Program works to alleviate hunger and malnutrition by providing low-income families and individuals with government funded resources that enable them to obtain an adequate, nutritious diet.
The Union for Reform Judaism has long advocated for children, the poor, the elderly, the sick, the disabled, and the “stranger among us.”
A study guide on world hunger produced by MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger and the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, provides resources for adults and children to help congregations facilitate discussions on the issues of hunger and poverty in the developing world.

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