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Hunger Project

Through food packing events held during the year, we combat the problem of hunger in the D.C. metro area.

Hunger is a problem in our area. According to the United States Department of Agriculture, one out of every eight D.C. households cannot afford or does not have access to nutritionally adequate and safe food. With financial support from the TOV Fund, the WHC Hunger Project is working hard to lower that number. Our efforts have produced over 500,000 meals. 

At each packing event our volunteers — adults, children, families, individuals, and groups — don hair nets, gloves, and aprons to carefully measure and package ingredients that become over 10,000 nutritious meals for the underserved in our area. We look forward to sharing this experience with you and your family.


Life Cycle Events


Celebrating an important life event—a new child or grandchild, a second B'nei Mitzvah, a special anniversary or birthday? Looking for a B'nei Mitzvah project that benefits the community? WHC Hunger Project is the perfect way to commemorate these life cycle events.

With as few as 15 people, we can create a special food packing event to help you celebrate your milestone with tikkun olam. You can even bring in a cake or food for your festive celebration. Events can be held at either Temple or JBSC and volunteers aged 4 and up are welcome. At no cost to members, a commemorative Hunger packing event will make your life cycle event truly memorable.

For more information about our life cycle food packings, contact