At ten o’clock, Adi instructed all the children in her Jerusalem gan (kindergarten) to take out their aruchat eser (mid-morning meal). Hungry, all the children raced to unzip their tiks (backpacks), remove their lunches and begin eating. All the children, that is, except for Benny.
In Migdal Ha’Emek, a town in Israel’s North, social worker Dafna Hassan recently led a mother-daughter baking workshop at Ooga-Ooga Bakery. The workshop is part of Colel Chabad’s nutrition security program, designated by the Israeli government to take charge of eliminating hunger among Israel’s neediest.
When 7-year-old Shira goes to bed, she bites her lip, reminding herself not to complain to her mother that she is hungry. Rena is a single mother whose husband left her two years ago. Since then, he has refused to pay child support, leaving Rena, who married young with little education, to raise Shira on… Read more »