Challah for Hunger to Begin Spring Bakes

Challah for Hunger logo

Challah for Hunger is a non-profit organization bringing people together to bake and sell challah with the purpose of raising money and awareness about the issue of food insecurity among college students. With 80 chapters located on college campuses across the world, this week the UMass chapter is having its first bake of the semester. The proceeds from this semester’s bakes are split and donated to Swipe Out Hunger and a local hunger relief organization of the chapter’s choice. In the past, proceeds have been donated to the Amherst Survival Center. 

This semester’s bake schedule is as follows: 

Bake 1 

  • Dough Making - February 12, 5:30 - 7 p.m., Hillel Basement 
  • Braiding/Baking - February 13, 5:30 - 7 p.m., Hillel Basement
  • Selling - February 14, 11:30 a.m. - 3 p.m., Campus Center

Bake 2 

  • Dough Making - March 4, 5:30 - 7 p.m., Hillel Basement 
  • Braiding/Baking - March 5, 5:30 - 7 p.m., Hillel Basement
  • Selling - March 6, 11:30 a.m. - 3 p.m., Campus Center

Bake 3 

  • Dough Making - March 25, 5:30 - 7 p.m., Hillel Basement 
  • Braiding/Baking - March 26, 5:30 - 7 p.m., Hillel Basement
  • Selling - March 27, 11:30 a.m. - 3 p.m., Campus Center

Bake 4 

  • Dough Making - April 22, 5:30 - 7 p.m., Hillel Basement 
  • Braiding/Baking - April 23, 5:30 - 7 p.m., Hillel Basement
  • Selling - April 24, 11:30 a.m. - 3 p.m., Campus Center

The bake weeks are made possible by volunteers and general board members. The organization is currently looking to fill other positions including hunger advocacy chair, marketing and outreach chair and treasurer. Anyone within the Amherst community is invited to get involved and RSVP on the Facebook page.