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Challah for Haiti

January 21, 2010 2:45 AM
Alicia Duplessis Jasmin aduples@tulane.edu

By holding bake sales, the Challah for Hunger student organization is raising funds to help victims of the Haiti earthquake. Watch the video of students baking for this week's sale.

Learn about Challah for Hunger and why Tulane students are involved in the fundraising project in this video produced by Alicia Duplessis Jasmin.

"Challah for Hunger is a national organization that raises awareness about world hunger issues through the baking of bread and selling it on college campuses," says Miriam Ragen, president of the Tulane chapter of Challah for Hunger. "Our group started last semester, and we did really well in sales."

In response to the disaster in Haiti, the group decided to shift its focus to aiding the earthquake victims this month.

Challah is a traditional Jewish bread that is customarily eaten with the sabbath meal. The bread is baked fresh by students each week and can be purchased for $2 per loaf on the first floor of the Lavin-Bernick Center on the uptown campus on Fridays.

Tulane Dining Services, operated by Sodexo, provided all of the ingredients for this month's Haiti-relief sales, allowing for 100 percent of the group's proceeds to be donated. Contributions from the sale will be sent to InterAction, the largest coalition of U.S.-based, nongovernmental organizations.

For more information, visit the Tulane Hillel website or contact Corey Smith at 504-920-8272.