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

MAZON Welcomes New House Panel Focused on Military Quality of Life, Hunger

The formation of this new House subcommittee focused on hunger, housing, and other support gaps is a positive step from our leaders on Capitol Hill. Read more.

Congress Barely Dents Scourge of Hunger in Military (Roll Call)

Legislative efforts to reduce hunger in the military will reach only a tiny fraction of troops struggling with food insecurity. Read more.

Repair the World Event Sheds Light on Food Insecurity (Jewish Journal)

During the event at the MAZON headquarters in Encino, participants learned about food insecurity in America and packed food kits for those experiencing homelessness. Read more.

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