The Hunger Banquet, hosted by the Jewish Community Relations Council and the Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley, was held at the First Unitarian Church of Oakland. It was an opportunity to showcase the inequities in our global food system by assigning meals to the attendees that reflect the poverty in our current food system.
The lowest class of people received peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, but with the generosity of the attendees, the richest people ended up sharing their meals with the poorer folk! It was a very revealing and yet uplifting look at our current food system.
CFJC was excited to collaborate with the faith-based community and aims to continue partnerships of this kind in the coming year, as it is integral to movement building and community engagement.
Please contact us if you have a congregation that is interested in hosting or collaborating on events related to Food Justice in your community.