The COVID-19 pandemic is not only a global health emergency — it is a time of urgent concern for those who are most vulnerable in our country. The crisis is exacerbating hunger and hardship for populations that have long been overlooked and ignored, including military families, veterans, Native Americans, single mothers, and LGBTQ older adults.
people are at risk of hunger today, twice as many as before the pandemic.
Boosting SNAP benefits by 15% would result in $25 extra for each SNAP recipient per month.
$1.50 to $1.80
Economists estimate that during a recession, every SNAP dollar generates $1.50-$1.80 in economic activity.
MAZON is calling on the Administration, Congress, and state officials to work together to increase and expand access to federal nutrition assistance for food insecure Americans in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis. Learn more.
50-State Hunger Guide
MAZON has created a 50-State Food Resource Guide to direct people to vital nutrition assistance programs, many of which are being led by our partners around the country. The guide includes information about access to food, school meal sites, senior feeding programs, and information about health alerts, unemployment insurances, and other resources at both state and local levels. Learn more.