Exclusive video: US entrepreneur tackles world hunger

Mastermind behind initiative 'Challah for Hunger,' Eli Winkelman, speaks about global warming, genocide in Sudan, and campus activism.

September 20, 2010 13:26
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Eli Winkelman

Eli Winkelman. (photo credit: Leadel.NET)

Grass roots entrepreneur Eli Winkelman is not your average redhead. Winkelman is the founder and mastermind behind the social action project and global initiative, Challah for Hunger (CfH) - A program that raises awareness of and money for humanitarian efforts, specifically hunger and disaster relief through the production and sale of challah bread.

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While her glory could just as easily be linked to her golden locks, it's her initiative and willingness to make a difference which helped her become infamous and 'buddy-buddy' with Bill Clinton.

"A lot of the world's problems are huge - Global Warming, Genocide in Sudan - how can people combat that without giving up everything in their lives?" Winkelman asks. "People come to Challah for hunger and see that I can make a difference for one hour a week."

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"We have chapters based mostly on Collage campuses in the US and volunteers come together and bake challah, anywhere from 30-350 loaves on a weekly basis and sell it and donate their profits."

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