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.”
The Hunger Museum™
The Hunger Museum™ tells the fascinating story of the last 100+ years of hunger and anti-hunger public policy in the United States. Because it’s completely virtual, you can engage with our immersive and interactive exhibits anytime, from anywhere, to learn about the political, economic, and cultural story of the expansion and dismantling of the American social safety net. Explore the galleries, stay awhile at the SNAP Café, and leave your wish for a more just world at the Wishing Tree.
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.
MAZON Report, “Hungry in the Military”
As demand at food banks remains at an all-time high amid the COVID-19 pandemic, MAZON’s 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.
This is Hunger
MAZON’s powerful, immersive digital video experience explores who struggles with hunger in America and why. This Is Hunger features images by renowned photographer and documentarian Barbara Grover, with concept design by Marni Gittleman. Learn more.
MAZON Launches The Hunger Museum: A Digital Journey Through America’s History of Hunger (Food Tank)
MAZON recently launched The Hunger Museum. The digital project explores the history of hunger in America, revealing how the past can inspire hope for a hunger-free future. Read more.
MAZON Slams House Passage of “Reckless” Debt Ceiling Bill
The Bill Uses Food Insecure Americans as Political Pawns Read more.
Let’s Really Try to Abolish Poverty (The New York Times)
Readers respond to a guest essay about the excessive level of poverty in the U.S. Read more.