Take action today: Urge your Senator to sign Gillibrand letter by October 27
The Super Committee is deliberating $1.5 Trillion in cuts. It is vitally important that SNAP, child nutrition and other safety net programs be spared. Please urge your Senator to sign on to this letter from Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), which asks that SNAP and other low-income programs be protected in any deficit plan.
Published in j. – A Jewish Response to the Farm Bill
(Published on October 16, 2011 in j., the Jewish News Weekly of Northern California) Putting Jewish values on poor Americans’ dinner tables by Abby J. Leibman. At Yom Kippur, through tefillah, teshuvah and tzedakah, we recommit ourselves to improving our relationship with God and with our community.
170 Jewish Social Justice Leaders to Meet With Obama Administration
Today’s American Jewish community is furthering its involvement in socio-political movements and strengthening its social justice leadership across lines of race, class, and faith.
Victory! MAZON and the Jewish community help enact HB 643/SB 89 in Texas
Thanks to the remarkable efforts of this grassroots campaign, thousands more school children will not go without food during the summer months.
2012 funding debate: Speak out now against nutrition cuts!
Funding issues are dominating the debate on Capitol Hill. Here are two opportunities for you to weigh in with your Members of Congress.
BUDGET: Threat to Food Stamps Lies Hidden in Ryan’s Plan
Hiding in the pages of the House of Representatives’ proposed 2012 budget is a stripping away of federal funding for our safety net food programs.
For our nation’s children
Today President Obama signed the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act into law. The new statute provides $4.5 billion over ten years to, among other benefits, support and improve access to school lunches and breakfasts.
House passes Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act!
(from the Food Resource and Action Center) MAZON applauds the House of Representatives for passing The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act today. President Obama is expected to quickly sign the bill. This is very good news, but we’re not completely out of the woods yet. This bill includes a cut to future SNAP benefits
An Open Letter to Nancy Pelosi
Dear Speaker Pelosi, MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger has been in the vanguard of addressing hunger and food insecurity in the United States for the past 25 years. We are writing in strong support of reauthorizing Child Nutrition Programs this year. With your help, this Congress has committed to addressing critical economic and health
At Passover, A Plea For The Child Nutrition Bill
When we sit down to our Passover seder tables, as a people we will proclaim that we remember the days when we were not free, when we lived under the yoke of slavery in someone’s else’s land. Then we will extend an invitation to all who are hungry to come and eat with us