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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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What MAZON Means To Me

| May 18, 2009

I’ve worked here at MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger for two years now. In that time, I’ve learned much about hunger, nutrition, health & policy, and our mission statement, “to provide for people who are hungry while at the same time advocating for other ways to end hunger and its causes,” has become deeply Read More

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Holiday Reflections: Shavout

| May 14, 2009

The Holiday: Shavuot celebrates the giving of the Torah to the Jewish people at Mt. Sinai, as well as the spring harvest. Occurring exactly 50 days after Passover, Shavuot (“weeks” in Hebrew) marks a joyous milestone for the Jewish people.  Seven weeks after fleeing the hardships of Egyptian slavery, the Israelites received the Torah at Read More

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