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NFTY Convention 2013

We were mighty impressed with the teens we met at the NFTY (North American Federation of Temple Youth) Convention a few weeks ago. Our involvement at the convention was twofold: our Youth Outreach Coordinator Laura led an over-attended workshop called My Responsibility to the Hungry and also accepted a donation on behalf of MAZON with actor

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Our Commitment to Justice – Words from our Founder

We recently came across an article that our founder, Leonard Fein, had written in 1988 just a short few years after he started MAZON. As are all of Leibel’s writings, it is powerful and insightful, and that fact alone would be reason enough to share it with you. But that’s not actually why we’re posting

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Rural & Remote Initiative Kickoff

Most of us think of hunger affecting big cities and urban areas, but hunger has been steadily rising among low-income families in rural communities, who face unique struggles.

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#SNAP4aWeek: A Split-Second Glimpse

Many of the MAZON staff recently joined actor Joshua Malina in a week-long SNAP Challenge, attempting to feed ourselves for seven days on a budget of $31.50, the average amount of SNAP benefits (food stamps) one person would receive. Along the way, he inspired many to join him on the journey, including some blogger friends

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SNAP Challenge: Eating on a Food Stamp Budget

Details of the Challenge and ways to get involved!

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MAZON finalizes list of 2012 Partnership Grant recipients

MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger has awarded more than $3.4 million in partnership grants to 284 anti-hunger organizations in the United States, Israel, and selected developing nations. “The stakes continue to rise for hungry people in this country,” says Mia Hubbard, MAZON’s Vice President of Programs. “Charitable food programs are struggling to keep up

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MAZON co-sponsors On1Foot

MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger is proud to announce its co-sponsorship of On1Foot (On1Foot.com), a web portal for Jewish text and educational resources that enables Jewish clergy, educators and activists to broaden and deepen their conversations about the intersection of Judaism and social justice. We have just shared our first dvar torah (click here

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Published by JTA-Op-Ed: Keep the SNAP aid program strong

As leaders of national advocacy organizations, we cannot stand by while the health and well-being of one of every six American men, women and children are threatened. As leaders of Jewish advocacy organizations, we are further compelled to act by the arrival of Passover, a holiday that opens with an invitation to “Let all who are hungry come and eat.”

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Advocating for a Just Farm Bill on Capitol Hill

“This just makes common sense, and—I think—it makes Jewish sense.”

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Think again

Originally published in ‘Tis The Season, an independent supplement to the Chicago Sun-Times. by Abby J. Leibman President & CEO, MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger December 23, 2011 As an advocate, I often spend my days in a state of outrage. I am buffeted by chilling statistics, the devastating experiences of families in need

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