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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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Heroes For Haiti: Hollywood United & You

| August 3, 2009

Haiti remains one of the poorest countries in the world: 80% of Haitians live under the poverty line, with 70% unemployed. Hurricanes flood the streets, while deforestation devastates the soil & eliminates key sources of fuel. Last year’s food riots have ceased (after bringing down the government), but shortages & malnutrition still plague Haiti. That’s the bad Read More

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Advocacy is Easy

| July 29, 2009

The following originally appeared as a guest blog on Twitter for Food for Tisha B’Av 5769. Twitter for Food is a monthly event where Twitter users gather and skip a meal to draw attention to stopping hunger. For more information, read our thoughts here and visit TwitterForFood.com. You Tweet for Food every month. You click Read More

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Got Caught Up Out There: Photography by Homeless Women in Venice, CA

| July 24, 2009

Recently, we profiled St. Joseph’s Center, a MAZON grantee with several projects surveying & sustaining Venice, CA’s homeless population. Thankfully, they’re not the only ones working with these oft-overlooked residents. Venice Arts Gallery has a new exhibit, “Got Caught Up Out There: Photography by Homeless Women”, running through August 31, with an opening reception tomorrow (July Read More

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