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A Tomato on the Seder Plate?

Fresh Updates from RAC » Hunger   |   Apr 13, 2014 12:00 AM
Passover is holiday full of symbolism. We eat the bitter herbs to remind us of the bitterness of slavery. We dip parsley in saltwater to recall the tears of our ancestors in Egypt. The charoset is meant to resemble the mortar the Israelites were forced to use while building structures for Pharaoh and their Egyptian […]

Ensuring Access to School Lunch in Minnesota

Fresh Updates from RAC » Hunger   |   Mar 18, 2014 12:00 AM
At the beginning of this year, a school in Utah made headlines after throwing away students’ meals because they had a deficit in their school lunch accounts. Unfortunately, this problem is not unique to Utah and occurs nationwide. But in one state, Jewish advocates are making a big push to do something about it. On […]

Choices at the grocery store and beyond

Fresh Updates from RAC » Hunger   |   Mar 17, 2014 12:00 AM
This was originally posted by Temple Jeremiah of Northfield, IL on March 6, 2014. Members of Temple Jeremiah participated in the SNAP challenge, living on a food stamp budget for a week–$31.50 for the week, around $5 a day. Below, Barb Miller, Temple Jeremiah Social Action Vice President, discusses the challenges and choices that come […]
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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