Teach A Man To Fish

| August 31, 2009

While we all understand that feeding the hungry is an essential step toward repairing the world, effectively battling hunger requires not only treating the symptoms but also giving individuals the tools to control their own lives.  In the U.S. and around the globe, MAZON supports not only food providers but programs that work to build Read More

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Making the Grade

| August 27, 2009

A MAZON donor was recently highlighted in The News-Gazette  newspaper of Champaign-Urbana, IL. August 13, 2009 Making the Grade “For his bar mitzvah – a coming-of-age ceremony for Jews – Saul Downie elected to give gifts instead of receive them and collected thousands of dollars for two charities in the process. The Urbana Middle School Read More

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The Power of Interfaith Hunger Advocacy

| August 18, 2009

  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 Read More

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MAZON-Funded SOVA Food Pantry Sees Record Numbers In July

| August 12, 2009

My first official blog as Vice President of MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger is prompted by recent news from Fred, my friend and former colleague at the SOVA Community Food and Resource Program in Los Angeles.  In 2002, when I became SOVA director, our three food pantries were providing free groceries for about 2500 Read More

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