About Nazun

OUR MISSION + VISION

Nazun develops leaders and builds communities of people eager to take action to end campus hunger, and to work collectively to solve other urgent social challenges.

One in three college students experiences food insecurity; they don’t know where their next meal might come from and don’t have the resources, time or money to afford access to nutritious food. We are on a mission to ensure that no student ever has to choose between eating or an education. We work to destigmatize — and empower people to act against — the highly prevalent problem of food insecurity on college campuses.

Our work reduces the likelihood that college students will have to choose between eating or their education, and it also builds the next generation of confident leaders capable of contributing to solving the world’s most urgent social challenges.

Our work reduces the likelihood that college students will have to choose between eating or their education, and it also builds the next generation of confident leaders capable of contributing to solving the world’s most urgent social challenges.

Baker-Smith, C., Coca, V., Goldrick-Rab, S., Looker, E., Richardson, B., & Williams, T. (2020). #RealCollege 2020: Five Years of Evidence on Campus Basic Needs Insecurity. Hope Center for College, Community, and Justice.

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  • CHALLAH FOR HUNGER IS FOUNDED

    Eli Winkleman starts Challah for Hunger at Scripps College.

  • DARFUR ANTI-GENOCIDE ADVOCACY

    A partnership is formed with American Jewish World Service to advocate against genocide in Darfur, Sudan

  • PRESIDENTIAL RECOGNITION

    President Clinton features Challah for Hunger in his book, Giving, There are 10 CfH chapters in the network.

  • NON-PROFIT STATUS

    Challah for Hunger receives 501(c)-3 status.

  • GROWING RECOGNITION

    Challah for Hunger is named “one of the most inspiring and innovative Jewish organizations” by Slingshot magazine (also so recognized in ’11, ’12, ’14, ’16 and ’17).

  • EXECUTIVE TRANSITION

    Carly Zimmerman takes the helm as CEO and moves Challah for Hunger HQ to Philadelphia, PA

  • 10TH ANNIVERSARY

    Our 10th Anniversary Celebration is held in Los Angeles and Austin, TX. Our partnership with MAZON begins.

  • BAKING FOR CHANGE

    Our Social Change Bakery pilots begin in Philadelphia.

  • CAMPUS HUNGER PROJECT

    The Campus Hunger Project is launched.

  • EXPANSION

    Significant expansion of the Campus Hunger Project, Challah for Hunger Chapters and Staff

  • NEW NAME!

    In its 18th year, Challah for Hunger transitions to its new name, Nazun.