There is evidence of child labor in cocoa fields in West Africa, with children trafficked and exposed to harsh labor conditions. Passover reminds us that we are obligated to free modern-day slaves.
For well over a decade, Eileen Suffian has been the volunteer leading Hunger Action at the EDCJCC coordinating volunteers who produce and donate about 4,000 servings of food a year.
The Scroll of Esther doesn’t just tell the story of Purim; it also establishes a timeless holiday with customs that are relevant even today and lay the foundation for a more inclusive community.
Since summer 2016, Adas Israel Congregation’s Hesed Cooking Team has gathered volunteers about once a month to prepare meals, which are then frozen and delivered to community members in need.
Freedom Farm Sanctuary, Israel’s first animal sanctuary, rescues animals designated for slaughter and gives them a new home, where visitors can learn to be loving and compassionate toward all creatures.
Weather, low prices, cheap imports and no generation to take over are just some of the challenges affecting Israeli farming. What does the future hold for the land of cucumbers and tomatoes?
MAZON’s interactive traveling exhibit, This is Hunger, is coming to town in February. Reserve your (free) tickets, and learn about hunger in the US and what you can do to help.
This Chanukah, let’s rededicate ourselves to seeking freedom for those who can’t do so for themselves. One way to start is with fair-trade chocolate, which keeps workers safe and shuns child labor.
Founded in 2010 by a Maryland local, Nourish Now collects surplus fresh food from over 100 food providers, preventing waste, and delivers it to families, shelters, food banks and other organizations.
Fruitcycle employs women who have previously been incarcerated, experienced homelessness or are otherwise disadvantaged to produce healthy, locally sourced snacks made from fruits that would otherwise go to waste.