The JUF Hunger Awareness Project is a year-long initiative to raise awareness and mobilize volunteers in the area of hunger and food insecurity. The just-launched project includes:
• Volunteer opportunities at JUF-funded agencies throughout the year, including TOV Volunteer Network's Fall Mitzvah Mania;
• PJ Feeds, a PJ Gives Back Program, will offer 100 families the opportunity to help feed the hungry and give back to the community through this hands-on volunteer project on Sunday, Oct. 20 at Bernard Zell Anshe Emet Day School. Families will also bring non-perishable food items to donate. The program is a partnership between JUF's Young Family Engagement Department, TOV, and PJ Library.
• The SNAP Challenge (formerly known as the Food Stamp Challenge) on Nov. 20-27, 2013 and March 7-14, 2014 which gives participants a view of what life can be like for millions of low-income Americans living on a food stamp budget of less than $5 per day;
• A Passover Seder focused on hunger; and
• Other activities and educational programs highlighting hunger and food insecurity in Chicago and nationwide. Additional programs will be added throughout the year.
For further information, visit www.juf.org/hunger. If you have questions, contact Stephanie Sklar, Director of Domestic Affairs, JCRC at (312) 357-4770 or email JCRC1@juf.org. For frequent updates, follow @ChicagoJCRC on Twitter.