"I volunteered for the ICC in the Youth Against Hunger program for my Bat Mitzvah Project. Making sandwiches with all kinds of people from all ethnic backgrounds was great, being able to work together without judgment to help. It is a great way to meet people from the community and to build teamwork." Dara Greenwald, YAH Participant from Kehilat Shalom
Youth Against Hunger is our signature monthly program that was originally created in response to the State Department’s call to action, “2011 Hours Against Hate” and has grown into a regular program of the ICC. YAH builds awareness in youth about hunger and food insecurity issues, fostering a sense of social responsibility, tolerance and mutual respect. Designed upon a research-informed foundation, YAH bridges the intergroup divide by bringing a wide variety of Montgomery County residents together to address a community need – hunger.
On average, volunteers make 800 sandwiches, 2500 cereal packs, and 125 lbs. of freshly chopped vegetables, encouraging a healthy diet. Meals are delivered to several area homeless shelters.
We also include guest speakers to address topics such as how poverty affects our society and the importance of providing for the less fortunate. Recent speakers have included County Council Member George Levanthal, Interfaith Works Executive Director James Mannarino, and Reverend Kasey Kaseman of Montgomery County’s Office of Community Partnerships. SSL hours are available.
Contact: To participate or volunteer email Samia Haque (firstname.lastname@example.org) or call 240-396-5380.
Donate: Feed needy families while bringing together diverse communities, click here to donate.