Temple Jeremiah Hunger Summit 2013
Legislators and community members advocate for fighting hunger in the North Shore
More than 400 people attended Temple Jeremiah’s Hunger Summit, a three-day community-wide advocacy event focusing on hunger in our community from Dec. 6-8.
“In the richest nation in the world, far too many families suffer from hunger and malnutrition,” said Rep. Brad Schneider, who participated in the summit. “Even as the economy continues to slowly recover, food insecurity remains a real, pressing challenge in our local communities, which is why I was eager to join my colleagues and Temple Jeremiah for the Hunger Summit to discuss how we can work together to address food insecurity and provide our families with the help they need.”
The weekend culminated on Sunday, Dec. 8 at the Northfield, Ill. synagogue with a panel discussion featuring seven legislators: Reps. Jan Schakowsky and Brad Schneider; State Sens. Daniel Biss, Julie Morrison; and State Reps. Scott Drury, Laura Fine, and Elaine Nekritz.
“It was incredibly gratifying to see that our temple community could come together and learn about the issues of hunger and start to develop relationships with their legislators,” said Barb Miller, Temple Jeremiah’s social action vice president.