children in 3.9 million americanS
the United were kept oUt oF poverty
StateS by Food StampS in 2010
with 46.3 million americanS
hUnger pArticipAted in Snap in
of americans of older
now live americanS
Food inSecUrity lived below
below the exists in every the poverty
poverty line coUnty in AmericA line in 2010
one in six american households struggle against hunger
Seder HaggadaH reading
what must we do to create the long-term, long-lasting changes required to
on e day, a groUp oF FriendS gathered eliminate hunger once and for all? what actions can we take now that will
for a picnic at a river near their village. As they fulfill our promise to feed our communities today and every day?
shared food and conversation, one of them
noticed a baby in the river, struggling and crying in previous Hunger seders like this one, Jews, christians, muslims, Hindus,
elected leaders, advocates for social justice, champions for feeding the
as she floated downstream. Quickly, they rushed hungry, students, and families came together to learn about the prevalence
to save her from drowning. But no sooner had of hunger in the U.s. and to urge congress to take action on behalf of those
they done so, two more babies came floating who struggle with food insecurity.
down the river. And even more after that!
we came together to advocate for the Healthy, Hunger-free Kids Act,
which president obama signed into law on december 13, 2010. the Healthy,
the friends quickly decided they needed to Hunger-free Kids Act reaches millions of schoolchildren across the country,
coordinate more of the villagers to assist in ensuring they have access to healthy, sustaining meals during the school
their rescue activities to ensure that none of day and at afterschool and summer programs.
the babies perished. they organized volunteers we took the first step toward ensuring that no child will go hungry and the
to take turns watching over the water and food provided to all of our children will be nourishing and sustaining. today,
rescuing the babies as they floated down the we celebrate this victory and the significant step forward we’ve taken to
river. volunteers recruited their friends to help, overcome hunger in the United states.
and before long the entire village was helping to we also join to “go upstream” together to take the next steps to address
rescue the babies from the river. the crisis of hunger facing millions across America. we commit to
being advocates for the long-term, sustainable changes that will make a
in the middle of the ongoing rescue operations, difference in eliminating hunger.
one villager jumped out of the river and began
running upstream. “where are you going?”
shouted one of the other rescuers. “we need please visit www.hungerSeder.org to write to
you here to help us save these babies!” As she your members of congress in support of programs
ran she replied, “i’m going upstream to stop that help prevent hunger and sign the petition for
whoever is throwing them in!” a Jewish response to the farm Bill. Your voice
matters – get involved!