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On this Children’s Shabbat, We Challenge Ourselves to End Child Hunger in the US

Fresh Updates from RAC » Hunger   |   Oct 14, 2014 12:00 AM
This Friday marks the National Observance of Children’s Sabbaths, which unites tens of thousands of religious congregations and over 200 religious organizations (including the RAC) of a variety of faiths to speak out and act faithfully for justice for children and their families. This weekend, religious congregations will hold special worship services, lead religious education […]

When You Fast For More Than 25 Hours

Fresh Updates from RAC » Hunger   |   Sep 29, 2014 12:00 AM
On Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement and the holiest day of the Jewish year, we fast as an opportunity to reflect on the year past and turn to the future. The Torah instructs the Jewish people that “the tenth day of the seventh month is the Day of Atonement. It shall be a sacred […]

A New Year for the New Legislative Assistants: Our Reflections on 5775

Fresh Updates from RAC » Hunger   |   Sep 24, 2014 12:00 AM
Last month, the six of us began our new year as Eisendrath Legislative Assistants, complete with apples and honey, a RAC tradition to mark our office “Rosh Hashanah.” After two weeks of orientation and several weeks of familiarizing ourselves with our new portfolios, we are looking forward to the Jewish New Year and excited for […]
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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