I've just learned of a college project that started at one school and has now spread to several others -- Challah for Hunger.
Challah for Hunger raises awareness of and money for hunger and disaster relief through the production and sale of challah bread.
During the spring 2008 semester, the Challah for Hunger chapters (Pomona College, Scripps College, Syracuse University, University of California – Los Angeles, University of Texas at Austin, Vassar College) collectively baked more than 500 loaves of challah every week and donated a total of $20,000 to non-profit organizations providing aid directly to people who need it. Since the founding of the program in late fall 2004, Challah for Hunger has donated more than $55,000.
This is a great project and it benefits three different groups: 1) the bakers appreciate the weekly community; 2) the buyers appreciate the bread); and the 3) aid recipients appreciate the aid. A win-win-win situation.
Check out the Challah for Hunger website now to learn more.