“The Hunger Games” Gives Teens an Opportunity to Address Hunger in Our Community

On Wednesday, November 17, nearly two dozen WHC teens joined over 300 other Jewish youths from the D.C. area at a private pre-screening of “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay,” sponsored by BBYO, Washington Hebrew Congregation, and 10 other community partners. As a part of BBYO’s “Hunger Is Not a Game” initiative, teens brought with canned and shelf-stable food – nearly 950 pounds, in all – to benefit Manna Food Center.

Through “Hunger Is Not a Game,” Jewish teens become more aware of the harsh truths of hunger in the United States and learn how to be an advocate for change. This was a terrific evening – a great movie partnered with an important cause, enabling our teens to partner with their peers for a community-wide mitzvah in advance of the Thanksgiving holiday.