Food Stamp Challenge
The Food Stamp Challenge encourages individuals to try to live on $31.50 (the average amount one person receives weekly in food stamps) for one week. JCRC board members and staff took on the challenge during the national Fighting Poverty with Faith initiative in October and November 2011. Fighting Poverty with Faith is a national, interfaith movement co-sponsored by the Jewish Council for Public Affairs, Catholic Charities, and the National Council of Churches, working to overcome poverty in the United States.
Gilda Jacobs, President & CEO of the Michigan League for Human Services, speaking to audience following screening of Food Stamped video documentary.
For the past few years, JCRC has worked in collaboration with the Jewish Council for Public Affairs to host Hunger Seders around Passover. These foodless Seders (ritual Passover meal) use a modified Haggadah to educate participants about the issue of hunger and to motivate them to take action. Stay tuned for information about JCRC's 2012 Hunger Seder!
State Representative Lisa Brown and Congressman Gary Peters listen as JCRC president Richard Nodel welcomes everyone to the Hunger Seder.