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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. 

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 12,000 nutritious meals for the underserved in our area. We look forward to sharing this experience with you and your family.

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Hunger Project's 1,000,000 Meal

In the fall of 2018, the Hunger Project packed its 1,000,000 meal. Mazel Tov on 1,000,000 and here's to millions more!

2019-2020 Hunger Project Schedule


Please click the appropriate RSVP link below to register for one of our Hunger Project packing events for the 2019-2020 programming year.

Please contact Jeff Bergman with any questions, or to register a group of 7+

Sunday, September 15
1:00 pm at JBSC

Sunday, October 27
1:00 pm at JBSC

Sunday, November 24
1:00 pm at Temple 
This Hunger Project Packing has reached capacity. We hope you will join us for one of our other Sunday Stuffing projects taking place at Temple during this same time period.

Sunday, December 22
1:00 pm at JBSC

Monday, January 20
9:30 am at Temple (MLK Day of Service)
This Hunger Project event has reached capacity. We hope you will join us for one of our other MLK Day of Service projects taking place at Temple during this same time period.

Sunday, March 22 - CANCELED
1:00 pm at JBSC

Sunday, April 26
9:30 am at Temple (Mitzvah Day)

Sunday, May 17
1:00 pm at JBSC

Sunday, June 14
10:00 am at JBSC

Please click here to RSVP for an upcoming Hunger Project Packing.


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