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.
Character Day, celebrated on September 22, is an annual global initiative where groups screen films on the science of character and join an online conversation about the importance of developing character strengths.
It’s never been a better time to be a Jewish vegan. Take, for example, Doron Petersan’s new Fare Well in DC, which serves pierogi and a bagel platter with cured carrot “lox.”
Leket Israel, the National Food Bank, rescues food from hotels, catering companies, IDF bases and dining halls and distributes it to the needy, simultaneously fighting food waste and hunger throughout Israel.
For many Holocaust survivors, food is not a source of joy, but of anxiety. A new partnership between JSSA and Nourish Now tackles food waste and ensures that survivors never experience hunger again.
Local nonprofit DC Greens does transformative work on food education, access and policy. Many of its programs make it possible for residents to visit farmers markets and take home fresh, healthy produce.
Joyful Food Markets, a program of Martha’s Table and the Capital Area Food Bank, are pop-up markets held in schools in DC’s Wards 7 and 8 that provide students with free, healthy food.
A new lunch program at Gesher Jewish Day School in Fairfax offers healthy options, vegetables from the school garden and composting. And it’s all served with a great, friendly attitude.
It’s a custom, not a law, to fuel Shavuot’s all-night Torah study sessions with a dairy extravaganza. This year, think about the animals that give us dairy and Judaism’s thoughts on animal welfare.