MAZON recently launched a national capacity-building initiative to strengthen the capacity of community-based organizations in rural and remote areas of the country. Through this initiative, MAZON will help rural anti-hunger organizations develop the knowledge and skills that will help them maximize their ability to achieve their missions and create hunger-free communities.

This pilot project, made possible by generous funding from the Walmart Foundation, will help rural anti-hunger organizations acknowledge and leverage their strengths to address food insecurity in their community. MAZON will provide training and technical assistance in four critical areas – leadership and management; fundraising; advocacy; and community and coalition building – as well as financial support to enable their progress in these areas.

Participating Rural & Remote Partners

Good Samaritan Food Bank, Thibodaux, LA
Jackson County Food Bank, McKee, KY
Livingston Food Pantry of Park County, Livingston, MT
Migrant Farmworkers Assistance Fund, Kansas City, MO
Mississippians Engaged in Greener Agriculture (MEGA), Shelby, MS
Mooresburg Community Association, Mooresburg, TN
St. Jude Food Bank, Tuba City, AZ
Sister Evelyn Mourey Center, El Centro, CA
Tangi Food Pantry, Hammond, LA 

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