Senior Program Director
Marla Feldman, Program Director, currently leads MAZON’s nutrition work, including its national Healthy Options, Healthy Meals™ initiative, which helps food banks implement strategies for procuring and delivering healthier food to low-income communities. During her first ten years at MAZON, Marla led the organization’s effort to strengthen California’s anti-hunger network to become leaders in advocacy and promote improved access to nutritious food. Prior to joining MAZON in 2002, Marla managed small business development grants with the African Development Foundation and the Peace Corps. Marla holds a B.A. in Communications from the University of Maryland.
Articles by Marla Feldman
For years, we’ve been working with food banks across the country to implement nutrition policies that promote the distribution of more nutritious food and discourage the distribution of junk food and soda. Despite the food banks’ impressive efforts, their progress in this area raises a new and unexpected dilemma: what to do about unhealthy and unwanted donations from corporate donors.