SNAP Series #4: The Federal Response
Despite the program’s monumental successes, some policymakers remain blinded by the program’s cost and their drive to reduce federal spending no matter the consequences.
Older Americans Month 2017: This Is Senior Hunger
“Old age is an excellent time for outrage. My goal is to say or do at least one outrageous thing every week.” – Maggie Kuhn, Founder of ‘Grey Panthers’ Senior Advocates
MAZON's Answer to "Alternative Facts"
There has been much discussion in the media lately about facts, “alternative facts,” and fake news. As a Program Associate at MAZON, I work to better understand the reality of hunger in America and help MAZON educate the community about that reality.
From the Food Pantry to The Hill: Observations and Impressions
It’s terrible that our country has come to the point where I see the same faces every week at the food pantry.
SNAP Series #3: Three Common Myths about SNAP
Let’s take a moment to identify and understand the truth behind three common myths about SNAP.
MAZON's Testimony before Congress on The Next Farm Bill: The Future of SNAP
We are so honored to have been invited again to testify before Congress. Yesterday, Josh Protas, MAZON’s Vice President of Public Policy, provided unique and compelling testimony to the House Agriculture Committee.
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).
A Perspective from a USDA Tribal Consultation
Last month I had the privilege of attending the USDA Tribal Consultation Meeting in Washington DC.
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.