The Real Questions for Sonny Perdue
On Thursday, the U.S. Senate will hold confirmation hearings for Sonny Perdue, former governor of Georgia and President Trump’s nominee for Secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).
Statement: MAZON Responds to the White House's "Skinny Budget" Proposal
By systematically cutting programs that support poor people, this budget proposal sends a very clear and troubling message: that those Americans who struggle economically—including veterans and their families, home-bound seniors, and those who live in rural communities—are simply expendable for this Administration.
SNAP Series #2: The Facts
During this Congressional session, we at MAZON expect certain policymakers to want to debate the “proper” role of the federal government in preventing hunger across the nation. More specifically, we anticipate proposals that will slash funding for SNAP, change how the program is structured, or both. We want you to know the basic facts.
Statement: MAZON Calls for Holistic Solutions to Address Growing Food Insecurity Among College Students
Stories of hunger among college students have been widely documented in the press, resulting in, among other actions, senators calling on the Government Accountability Office to study food insecurity at American colleges and universities.
MAZON Responds to President Trump’s Address to Congress
Abby J. Leibman, President and CEO at MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger, today issued this statement in response to President Trump’s address to a joint session of Congress.
SNAP Series #1: We Cannot Stand Idly By...
The new Administration has spoken. And it is clear from the recent executive orders and policy prescriptions under consideration that this Administration and Republican leaders in Congress are ready and willing to wage a war on the most vulnerable among us.
Statement: MAZON Dismayed by Nomination of Governor Sonny Perdue as Agriculture Secretary
While we have serious concerns about decisions made during Sonny Perdue’s two terms as governor of Georgia, we welcome the opportunity to work with him to become a strong supporter of federal nutrition assistance programs.
This Is Hunger: Stories of Hunger Where You Least Expect
Stories of hunger where you least expect it are plentiful – yet they are hidden from view.
Statement: MAZON Supports Nomination of David Shulkin as Veterans Affairs Secretary
Abby J. Leibman, president and CEO at MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger, released this statement today in response to the announcement that Dr. David Shulkin has been nominated Secretary of Veterans Affairs.
Post-Election Federal Policy Update - December 2016
The surprising results of the 2016 election cycle have sent shock waves through the political world, leading advocates and interest groups scrambling to comprehend and plan for the new reality ahead. The implications for federal anti-hunger policies are chilling, with evidence of a more difficult political environment already playing out in the recently concluded Lame Duck session of Congress.