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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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2016 National Hunger Seder

Last week marked our 2016 National Hunger Seder at the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center!

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Hunger in the Deep South

In Mississippi, the diabetes rates are so high that there is an epidemic of amputations. In Alabama, a local hospital is starting to write prescriptions for food so that children can get the nutrition they sorely need.

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Watch MAZON Testify Before Congress

Watch Abby J. Leibman, MAZON President & CEO, testify before Congress as an expert witness on the too-often ignored topic of hunger among military and veteran families. 

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Watch MAZON testify before Congress!

We have big news! MAZON been called to testify before Congress as an expert witness on the too-often ignored topic of hunger among military and veteran families. 

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U.S. Hunger Commission Adopts MAZON Recommendations

“This is a huge step forward and we are proud that this bi-partisan commission recognizes that there are significant food insecurity challenges facing currently serving military personnel and veterans."

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