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A Thanksgiving Prayer

As we gather around the table we are grateful for the blessings of family, friendship and food that surround us this Thanksgiving. 

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Statement Regarding Introduction of Military Hunger Prevention Act by U.S. Rep. Susan Davis

Abby J. Leibman, President & CEO at MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger today issued this statement in response to the introduction of the Military Hunger Prevention Act on November 14, 2016, by Congresswoman Susan Davis: 

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MAZON Delivers a Special Sukkot Message About Hunger to the White House…

From More than 1,000 Jewish Campers!

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Outrageous SNAP Stories - By Design

When advocating for something as abstract as expanding government aid, personal experiences have real power to counteract outrageous figures. 

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The Vital Importance of Disaster-SNAP

D-SNAP, or “Disaster SNAP,” is a crucial tool to help people who do not normally receive SNAP get back on their feet.

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6 Ways to Become an Informed Voter

Participating in government through an election requires a similar understanding of electoral practices: How do I register to vote? Where is my polling location? Who are the candidates? What do they think about food insecurity, the economy, foreign policy, social issues and more? How do I find out what my candidate and elected official thinks about current pieces of legislation? Who is contributing to my candidate’s campaigns?

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Statement Regarding Today's GAO Report on Food Assistance Programs for Active Military Members

Abby J. Leibman, President & CEO at MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger today issued this statement in response to Today's GAO Report on Food Assistance Programs for Active Military Members:

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What Does It Mean to Be an Ally?

As an African-American woman representing a Jewish organization working in Indian Country, I call up our common history of genocide, persecution and discrimination as a starting place for shared analysis and perspective. But I do so knowing that non-Natives cannot direct the struggle for Native food security, no matter how well-meaning we are. 

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The Paradox of Corporate Food Donations

For years, we’ve been working with food banks across the country to implement nutrition policies that promote the distribution of more nutritious food and discourage the distribution of junk food and soda. Despite the food banks’ impressive efforts, their progress in this area raises a new and unexpected dilemma: what to do about unhealthy and unwanted donations from corporate donors. 

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This Work Isn't Motivated by Quick Wins

I recently reconnected with an old friend. We had a great time catching up, but I also think he took pity on me after I explained what my job doing government relations involves on a day-to-day basis. 

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