Mazon | A Jewish Response To Hunger

A Jewish response to hunger is ending it for good.
In a land of plenty, there should be plenty for everyone.
Regardless of circumstance, no one deserves to be hungry.
We’re fighting hunger. It doesn’t stand a chance.

There is no invisible line marking the boundaries of need. Hunger has not one face, but multiple. MAZON channels support from the Jewish community to end hunger in every community — a recognition that struggle is universal, and that human connection runs deep.

Our Mission

Inspired by Jewish values and ideals, MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger is a national organization fighting to end hunger among people of all faiths and backgrounds in the United States and Israel.

Ending hunger means working toward systemic change.

We advance policy solutions that confront hunger's root causes, particularly for populations and problems that have been previously overlooked or ignored. This includes hunger among military families, veterans, single mothers, Native Americans, and LGBTQ seniors.

This is Hunger

“I barely make ends meet. I don’t use the lights during the day, and I don’t buy as much food as I’d like.”

“Feeding my young grandson properly is the priority, so I have to find things that I know fill me up.”

“I’m doing all I can and serving my country, and I have to worry about how I’m going to buy food?”

“I had planned to work until I wasn’t able to anymore. I thought that after working hard all my life, I’d be living the good life now.”

“Eating better, has really changed my life. I used to be on about eight medications...now I'm only taking two pills.”

MAZON Featured on Good Morning America

Good Morning America spoke with Josh Protas, Vice President of Public Policy, regarding military and their families dealing with food insecurity.

New MAZON Report, “Hungry in the Military”

As demand at food banks remains at an all-time high amid the COVID-19 pandemic, MAZON’s new report — “Hungry in the Military: Food Insecurity Among Military Families in the U.S. details the persistent food insecurity among currently serving military families and offers solutions.

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News & Events

Food Indeed Tied To Our Security (Arizona Daily Star)

I am the former board chair of MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger. I was heartened by Mr. Zahner’s piece arguing that “nutrition and food security are national security issues.” Read more.

First Lady Says More Money Needed To Fight Hunger In Military Families (Military Times)

First lady Jill Biden reiterated the administration’s support for the creation of a special allowance for low-income military families “to confront food insecurity and promote well-being in our military community,” in remarks during a virtual military family “summit” Thursday. Read more.

Food assistance benefits are increasing. Here’s what families need to know (CNBC)

The average monthly SNAP benefit will increase by $36.24 per person per month, starting in October. Experts share details on the biggest change to the program since its inception. Read more.

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