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

White House Conference Statements & Resources

Last week, the White House announced announced that it will hold the White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health on September 28. MAZON has been closely engaged on this issue, and we've gathered a roundup of our recent statements and resources on the Conference. Read more.

Ahead of Rosh Hashanah, MAZON Says White House Conference Must Embrace ‘Reflection’ and ‘Real Change’

In advance of Rosh Hashanah, Abby J. Leibman, MAZON’s President & CEO, expressed hope that the upcoming White House Conference creates new opportunities not only to strengthen critical federal programs but to examine the historic causes of hunger, overcome political differences, and create strategies that eradicate hunger in America. Read more.

New ‘Agenda-Setting’ Report Outlines Critical Native Priorities For 2023 Federal Farm Bill

As the first non-Native ally organization to join the Native Farm Bill Coalition in 2017, MAZON welcomed Gaining Ground, highlighting long-overlooked food insecurity among Indigenous communities. Read more.

High Holy Days e-cards are available now!

High Holy Day e-cards are a special way to honor your loved ones and celebrate together, while helping MAZON fight hunger.

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