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Food, Inc. Review

| June 17, 2009

When you buy a pair of sneakers at the mall, you are assured of uniform size, color & quality, whether it’s in Berkeley, Biloxi or Baltimore. A kiddie pool is just as good whether purchased during the hot summer months or “out of season” in an icy winter. In the last 50 years, food has become Read More

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St. Joseph Center: Helping Hands in Venice, CA

| June 11, 2009

It’s always sad to see a colleague go. But that sadness quickly turns to joy when you see them back at work for tikkun olam, social good. Such is the case with Jacob Donnelly, an alumni of UCLA and MAZON’s Donor Services. He recently volunteered for The Venice Chronic Homeless Intervention Project, a major survey project Read More

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Forthcoming Documentary: Food Stamped

| June 1, 2009

I consider my week on the Food Stamp Challenge to be a defining moment in both my work here at MAZON and my personal hunger education (if you’ve noticed, I can’t stop talking about it on this blog). With record numbers of people in the SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program – the new name for Read More

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How can I help the multitude of people in need?

| May 28, 2009

Los Angeles is full of wealth & opportunity, yet I see people in need everyday. A shoeless man walks the Sunset Strip; a teenage runaway sits with his dog on Santa Monica’s Promenade; a veteran asks for money and food on the median in front of the gates of Bel Air; and countless faces push Read More

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