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

Following Midterm Elections, Hunger Must Transcend Politics for Federal and State Leaders

Hunger remains a defining challenge for the United States, and it must not be a partisan issue. Americans from all walks of life, in every state and congressional district, confront the realities of hunger on a daily basis. Read more.

Colorado Makes History Passing First Ballot Initiative to Provide Free School Meals for Children Statewide

Colorado voters demonstrated the power of democracy through a historic ballot measure, ensuring that from now on, all children in Colorado public schools will be able to focus not on hunger but on learning. Read more.

At Fort Wadsworth, MAZON and Military Family Advocates, Sen. Gillibrand Call Military Hunger ‘Unconscionable’

MAZON and the nation’s largest grass-roots military family support organization Blue Star Families joined Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Sept. 11 first responder and veterans’ rights activist John Feal today in demanding national policies that end hunger in the military. Read more.

Hanukkah e-Cards are available now!

Hanukkah e-Cards are a special way to honor your loved ones and celebrate together, while helping MAZON fight hunger.

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