We are a nation of staggering wealth, yet 50 million Americans, including 17 million children, struggle to put food on the table every day.

The New Face of Hunger is a dramatic educational photography exhibit that will influence how hunger is seen in America. The “face” of hunger is changing as middle class families drop into the ranks of poverty and hunger. MAZON feels compelled to address this growing issue by educating the Jewish community and others about the “new” face of hunger and rallying synagogues and individuals to advocate on behalf of the millions of Americans who face hunger daily.

The New Face of Hunger offers a unique view into the world of hunger. MAZON presented the project with an opening night showcase gala in Los Angeles. Moving forward, MAZON hopes this exhibit will travel to synagogues, museums or community centers across the country to further educate the Jewish and secular community about the prevalence of hunger in America.

Dylan’s Story

Noramrose’s Story

Whitney’s Story

Rhonda’s Story

Emery’s Story 

John’s Story 

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See the Stories in Action

The Library of Congress: Congressional Record | September 19, 2013

Nourishing Change: Fulfilling the Right to Food in the United States | International Human Rights Clinic, NYU School of Law | May 2013
Sufficient, nutritious food is a basic human right for all Americans. 

The New Face of Hunger Photography Exhibit video | Jewish News One

About the Photographer

MAZON commissioned renowned photojournalist Barbara Grover to document the different “faces” of hunger in the United States.

Since winning the prestigious Ernst Haas award for her images of the Los Angeles riots, Barbara has traveled to more than 40 countries to give a face – and a voice – to the homeless, refugees, and children of war, breaking down stereotypes and distilling complex issues into compelling human narratives.