This Is Hunger Community Engagement Program

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This Is Hunger is a powerful community engagement campaign to educate communities across the country about the stark realities of hunger in America. This interactive experience will illuminate the very real and preventable existence of hunger in America, encourage us to raise our voices on behalf of the nearly 50 million Americans who struggle with hunger every day, and ignite our community’s commitment to end hunger once and for all.

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The project is a high-impact, experiential installation on wheels. When participants enter the parked vehicle, they’ll embark on a journey that will challenge their beliefs about who in America struggles with hunger and why and empower them to act. The mobile exhibit features a 7-foot cab and a 53-foot-long, 10 foot high, 1,000 square foot double-expandable trailer. It’s a big rig! 

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Read stories from This Is Hunger

Visit the Truck!

This Is Hunger will be on the road for 10 months starting in Fall 2016. Come visit us in: 

2016
Greater Los Angeles Area (November 16 - December 18) 

2017
Phoenix (January 2 - 5)
Tucson (January 6 - 8)
Dallas (January 11 - 15)
Atlanta (January 18 - 22)
Miami (January 25 - February 4)
Greater Washington D.C. Area (February 8 - 20)
Baltimore (February 21 - March 1)
Greater Philadelphia Area (March 5 - 20)
New York City/ Tri-State Area (March 21 - May 6)
Boston (May 8 - 21)
Cleveland (May 24 - 28)
Chicago (June 2 - 20)
St. Louis (June 22 -  27)
Kansas City (June 29 - July 2)
San Francisco Bay Area (July 8 - 31)

*Dates are subject to change

About the Installation

This Is Hunger is being conceived and designed in partnership with one of the visionaries behind the award-winning Noah's Ark exhibit at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles. Our installation features extraordinary photographs and personal interviews from dozens of the 48 million Americans who struggle to put enough food on the table each day. 

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Bring This Is Hunger to your Community

This Is Hunger is a compelling experience that combines community outreach, civic engagement, education and advocacy. By hosting This Is Hunger, your organization has a unique opportunity to highlight your position as a social justice leader in your community and substantively affect the anti-hunger debate locally and nationally by hosting members of the Jewish community, students, nonprofit professionals, media, civic leaders, Members of Congress and more. 

Interested? Email thisishunger@mazon.org for more information. 

This Is Hunger FAQ | This Is Hunger Host Overview 

Stories in Action

This Is Hunger stories have been featured in Congress and various reports. 

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. 

About the Photojournalist

MAZON commissioned renowned documentary photographer Barbara Grover to capture the different “faces” and stories 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.