By taking the Food Stamp Challenge, you are joining Jewish and other faith community activists in communities across the country to call attention to the national crisis of hunger and poverty. Together, we will send a strong message to our public officials that we need to support SNAP (food stamps) and help keep millions from hunger and poverty.

Click the following links to download sample sermons given during the High Holy Days about the Food Stamp Challenge and food insecurity.

Sample Sermon 1

Sample Sermon 2

Sample Sermon 3

Food Stamped is an informative documentary film following a couple as they attempt to eat a healthy, well-balanced diet on a food stamp budget. Through their adventures they consult with members of U.S. Congress, food justice organizations, nutrition experts, and people living on food stamps to take a deep look at America’s broken food system.

For only $150 you can purchase the DVD and host a screening of the film at your congregation.  Simply email and use the code JCFSC2012 to receive the discounted rate.  You can pay online via PayPal or request and invoice and pay by check.

  • 3.9 million Americans are kept out of poverty by food stamps
  • $693 is the average monthly income per food stamp household
  • 15.1% of Americans now live below the poverty line