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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

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White House: Child Hunger & Obesity “Is An Epidemic”

As we ask The 5th Question at our home seders, and further educate ourselves at Child Nutrition Seders across the country, we find incredible support from the current administration as we strive to end child hunger. Last month, Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack spoke at a National Press Club Luncheon, where he reiterated that Child

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Roadmap to End Child Hunger by 2015 Released

On December 17, the National Anti-Hunger Organizations (NAHO), of which MAZON is a member, released the Roadmap to End Childhood Hunger in America by 2015, which recommends nine steps that will collectively eliminate child hunger in the United States. From NAHO’s press release announcing the Roadmap: “President Obama has set the ambitious but achievable goal

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Hurricane Ida: Crisis in El Salvador

Last week, we tweeted that Hurricane Ida hit the heart of El Salvador. Subsequent updates from the field have showed us how bad things really are. The storm destabilized weather patterns. Torrential rains & terrifying floods ripped through the capital city of San Salvador and 60% of the countryside. Nearly 200 people lost their lives, and over 10,000 lost

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In Loving Memory: Rabbi Mark Loeb

UPDATED 10/15/09 as tributes continue to come in from our board & staff. For more tributes & information on the life and career of Rabbi Loeb from those who knew him best, please visit Beth El Congregation. We are heartbroken to report that Rabbi Mark Loeb, a former MAZON Board Chair and longtime board member,

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The Power of Interfaith Hunger Advocacy

I have just returned from keynoting a speech at a conference sponsored by the Wisconsin Council of Churches. It was held at a rustic retreat center on beautiful Lake Geneva in Williams Bay (about an hour from Milwaukee). The theme of the interfaith conference was “The Earth Speaks: Hunger, Our Spiritual Challenge”. My speech

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Fighting For Easier Food Stamp Access In California

With unemployment on the rise and food pantries seeing 40% more people seeking emergency food assistance, it is critical that California moves to a semi-annual reporting system which will ease the burden on food stamp participants and allow them to continue to receive the food assistance that they need. California is one of the last states

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TAKE ACTION: Help Strengthen Child Nutrition Programs

Child Nutrition Programs are very important to us at MAZON. We’ve been increasing awareness all summer under the banner “Hunger Doesn’t Take A Summer Vacation”. Our website features information about The Child Nutrition and Reauthorization Act of 2004, set to expire September 30, and many of our donors and partners have responded with advocacy, writing

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TAKE ACTION: Support The Measuring American Poverty Act of 2009

UPDATE 8/18/09: Just learned of an online petition in support of HR 2909 at Change.org’s “Poverty in America” section. Take a minute to make a difference! Introduction: Measuring Poverty Finally after years of waiting for a new approach, Rep. Jim McDermott (D- WA) has introduced a bill providing for one year to plan and recommend

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Interview with MAZON Board Member Ruth Laibson

Hunger bears many faces; luckily, the anti-hunger movement has just as many unique faces & personalities. One of the most beloved around our offices is Philadelphia-based activist, musician, mother, grandmother & MAZON board member Ruth Laibson. In the midst of all that, she took the time to answer a few of my questions last December.

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