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 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.”

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

MAZON Lauds Introduction of Bipartisan Senate Military Hunger Bill

With food banks located on or near every military base in the U.S., new bipartisan legislation introduced in the Senate will address the pervasive problem of military hunger and establish stability for military families to meet their basic needs. The bill implements recommendations from MAZON's recent report on military hunger. Read more.

Following Biden’s First Joint Address to Congress, MAZON Welcomes Continued Investment in Food Access, Nutrition

President Biden concluded his first 100 days in office with a joint address to Congress in which he referenced the miles long lines of cars at food banks during the pandemic. MAZON celebrated the administration's continued prioritization of food access and nutrition, praising the American Families Plan. Read more.

Food Security for the Indigenous (New York Times)

MAZON's Vice President of Programs Mia Hubbard has a letter to the editor in today's New York Times. The letter argues that anti-poverty measures must equally benefit Indigenous families, who are twice as likely to experience food insecurity. Read more.

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