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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 […]

Double Booked: Perspective on Food Insecurity in National Security

Fresh Updates from RAC » Hunger   |   May 29, 2014 12:00 AM
By Josh Protas Like many modern couples, when it comes to the numerous responsibilities and duties that keep our household organized and running as smoothly as possible, my wife, Abby, and I divide and conquer.  It’s a constant juggling act of school drop offs, concurrent after-school activities, carpools, laundry, meals, shopping, and laundry that (surprise!) […]

Congress Backtracks on Health and Nutrition Standards

Fresh Updates from RAC » Hunger   |   May 28, 2014 12:00 AM
In 2010, Congress passed a landmark reauthorization of child nutrition programs, the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010. Along with as the expansion of the free lunch and after school meals programs, the law significantly improved nutritional guidelines for school meals in line with scientific consensus on reducing obesity and improving the health of our […]
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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