Frequently Asked Questions


What does Nazun mean?

Nazun (נזון) means “we will nourish” in Hebrew. We nourish our communities through baking challah and by donating to food relief organizations. Additionally, we nourish our participants through leadership development and advocacy training.

What does Nazun do?

Through our work, Nazun nourishes leaders and communities to act against college hunger through developing, equipping, and inspiring our participants, as well as physically nourishing those who purchase challah and contribute philanthropically to the direct service efforts of the organization.

Do I need to be Jewish to attend or host an event?

Nazun welcomes everyone to participate. Our program and culture are rooted in Jewish values, but our doors are open to everyone to learn more about challah, social justice, and tikkun olam – leaving the world a better place than we found it.

What is Challah?

Challah is a braided Jewish egg bread that is traditionally eaten on Shabbat (the Jewish Sabbath).

Campus Chapters

Does my campus already have a Nazun Chapter?

Maybe! Click here to see a full list of our chapters. If you don’t see your school listed, click here to get a chapter started.

I want to start a chapter on my college campus. Where do I start?

Amazing! Click here to fill out the interest form and someone from Nazun staff will contact you with next steps.

What do Nazun chapters do?

We develop leaders equipped and inspired to take action to end college hunger and leave the world better than we found it. We amplify and advance the conversation, policies, and practices around campus food insecurity to improve the lives of students with, or at risk-for, food insecurity.


Most chapters meet regularly to bake and sell challah, donating their proceeds to a local anti-hunger organization and our national partner. Chapters also participate in education and advocacy to help end campus hunger for themselves and their peers.


What issues does Nazun Advocacy work to address?

We mobilize participants and organizations to advocate for fundamental, universal, equitable, long-term state and federal solutions to campus hunger through our national advocacy campaign FUELHigherEd; our Campus Cohort training initiative; and a variety of other campus and community programs.

Do I have to be a Nazun Cohort member to participate in Advocacy?

No! Nazun is committed to advocating for solutions to campus hunger across all of our programmatic areas. From the most unique advocacy action on your campus to being a student representative for Nazun meeting with your members of congress, there are ways for every participant to engage with Nazun Advocacy.

What is the Nazun Cohort?

The Cohort, a select group of student leaders, annually creates and implements campaigns and interventions on their campuses to address the issue of campus food insecurity. The Cohort Applications are now open! Click HERE to apply, or check out the FAQs.

Community Programs

How can I bring Nazun to my community?

Whether you’re part of a synagogue, mosque, church, JCC, community center, school, summer camp, or beyond, we would love to bring Nazun to your community. Click here to fill out an interest form and someone from Nazun staff will contact you with next steps.

Can I do a Nazun program for my bar/bat/b’nai mitzvah project?

Yes! Please Click here to sign up and we will be in touch with you.

Supporting Nazun

How can I donate to Nazun?

First, thank you for investing in our leaders and our mission to end college hunger! You can donate online here


Prefer to write a check? Mail to:


333 E. Lancaster Avenue

Suite C #320

Wynnewood, PA 19096-1929

Is my donation tax deductible?

Yes! Nazun is a 501c3 charitable organization.  As with any donation, please speak to your tax professional about how to file your tax return. Our tax ID number is: 26-1540827

Will I receive a receipt for my donation?

If you made a donation online through Givebutter, we will automatically send a receipt to the email provided when the donation was made. 

If you donated by check, you will receive a physical letter in the mail. Unfortunately, we are experiencing a delay in receiving and processing donations. Therefore, if you have mailed a gift, there will be an additional delay before receiving your receipt. We appreciate your patience and support in our mission to end college hunger.

How can I setup matching gifts from my employer?

An employee-matched contribution is a great way to make double the impact. Contact your employer for more information on how to make a matching contribution. After that, simply email and we will work with you and your employer to designate Nazun to receive your contributions.