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Soylent Green & Grave Hunger

| September 4, 2008

The 1973 science fiction film Soylent Green commands attention for its chilling prescience. Set in 2022 New York, the film depicts a grim future overheated by pollution and overpopulated with hungry people. Without homes, people sleep in overcrowded apartments, shelters, and streets. Without jobs, people work amidst incredible pain and peril for basic sustenance. Without Read More

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MAZON Mission to South Africa, Day 7

| January 28, 2008

The MAZON mission started our day with a visit to the shanty-town of Alex (short for Alexandris). It was for many years called the ‘dark city’. Until 10 years ago there was no running water, sewage, electricity and was never accepted as part of the municipality of Johannesburg.  It is a very dense place with Read More

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MAZON Mission to South Africa, Day 4

| January 25, 2008

The MAZON Mission continued its journey to visit our grantees in the field and see first hand their effects and workings. Yesterday we visited IKAMVA LABANTU (“the future of our nation”). One thing we continue to see in the field of anti-hunger whether it’s in Brooklyn or the townships of Cape Town, is the importance Read More

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MAZON Mission to South Africa, Day 3

| January 24, 2008

The MAZON mission started our day visiting one of our newer grantees: African Solutions for African Problems (ASAP). ASAP works at training women in the townships to care and feed for HIV AIDS children. We were all impressed with the level of commitment that the leadership that one individual can make. ASAP has been working Read More

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