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.
Mazon | A Jewish Response To Hunger
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.
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.
“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.
MAZON is growing a national network of grassroots anti-hunger groups (eJewish Philanthropy)
MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger, will disburse $2.5 million to 52 local organizations across the country and in Israel, Mia Hubbard, MAZON’s vice president of programs, told eJewishPhilanthropy. The grant program aims to integrate advocacy and direct service. Read more.
Next Pride month, we need to talk about LGBTQ food insecurity (The Forward’s Scribe)
While Pride Month recently gave us the opportunity to reflect on all of the contributions and successes of the LGBTQ community, it also demanded an awareness of the many challenges the community continues to confront. Read more.
Advancing Solutions to End Hunger Among Military Families and Veterans (Ms. Magazine)
Military families face unique financial challenges and are thus vulnerable to food insecurity. This is felt acutely among women veterans, veterans of color and military spouses, who are typically women. Read more.