MAZON Board Chair honored with Activist Award
Mazel tov to MAZON Board Chair Joel E. Jacob, who was honored last night with the 2011 Activist Award from the Jewish Community Relations Council of Metropolitan Detroit
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.
MAZON Board and Staff mourn the loss of Rabbi Jack Stern
It is with profound sadness that I share with you the death of our beloved MAZON board member, Rabbi Jack Stern (z”l).
MAZON welcomes Abby J. Leibman as President & CEO
Los Angeles, CA (March 1, 2011) – MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger, a leader in the national anti-hunger community, announced the appointment of Abby J. Leibman as its new President & CEO. Ms. Leibman brings to MAZON an extensive background in advocacy in nonprofit and state government arenas and a distinguished record of leadership
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
A brother’s tribute to Leonard Fein
This past Sunday, MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger marked its 25th Anniversary with a luncheon honoring its founder, Leonard (Leibel) Fein. It was a beautiful day in New York City, and the room was filled with guests eager to express their respect and sincere admiration for all that MAZON and Leibel have accomplished.
MAZON at 25: Reflections From Our Founder
Were I to acknowledge all those here, and some not here, who deserve to be acknowledged on this festive occasion, I would by far exceed my time. But I cannot refrain from mentioning a few: my old friend, Ted Mann, our very first board chair; Lee Javitch, Ted’s successor as chair, the first person I
Reflections From The Field
I just returned from the annual ANSA* conference, and I left impressed and inspired by this vibrant and evolving segment of the anti-hunger movement: community-based organizations that provide food and nutrition services to people living with HIV/AIDS and other chronic illnesses. These agencies came into existence in the 1980s at the height of the AIDS