Our past initiatives have guided the emergency food network’s effort to engage in anti-hunger advocacy and researched and identified the most effective strategies and tools to assist emergency food providers, food banks and anti-hunger advocates become stronger resources for healthy eating.

Past Initiatives:


Healthy Snack Sack

The goal of MAZON’s Healthy Snack Sack Program for Kids pilot was to provide healthy, nutritious and affordable snacks for children and distribute culturally appropriate, family-friendly nutrition education to adults and their children. The program provided training and technical assistance to five food pantries to identify, purchase and distribute nutritious and affordable snacks and provide Read More

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California Nutrition Initiative

From 1998-2010, MAZON led its California Nutrition Initiative, in partnership with The California Endowment.  Through annual nutrition and policy conferences and advocacy trainings throughout the state, this twelve-year, capacity-building initiative helped to mobilize and strengthen California’s anti-hunger network. Read More

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Rural & Remote: An Initiative to Fight Hunger in Rural America

MAZON recently launched a national capacity-building initiative to strengthen the capacity of community-based organizations in rural and remote areas of the country. Read More


Healthy Options, Healthy Meals™

In 2010, MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger partnered with Kaiser Permanente to launch Healthy Options, Healthy Meals™, a groundbreaking national initiative to make healthy and nutritious food more accessible for low-income families. Read More