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Every year at Passover, we affirm our obligation to care for one another by proclaiming the words "Let all who are hungry come and eat." This year, join MAZON in our work to end hunger in America by taking action and using the holiday resources provided below.

More than 40 million American men, women and children struggle to put enough food on the table on a regular basis. SNAP and other vital federal nutrition programs ensure that low-income individuals and families have access to nutritious foods, but the funding and structure for these programs are under constant threat by certain policymakers who perpetuate negative stereotypes of those who receive needed help.

One legislator recently suggested that “poverty is a state of mind.”  Another stated openly, “I have a rough time wanting to spend billions and billions and trillions of dollars to help people who won’t help themselves – won’t lift a finger – and expect the federal government to do everything.” 

We know that most SNAP recipients who are able to work, do work. And most of those who are not working are seniors, people with disabilities or children. Regardless of a person’s situation, nobody deserves to go hungry.

So this year, please join us as we again ask The Fifth Question: Why do we tolerate leaders who seem more intent on demeaning poor people than trying to fix the problem of hunger?

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Incorporate The Fifth Question into your Passover Seder 

Print The Fifth Question Haggadah insert and put a copy at each place setting. After the youngest person reads the four questions from the Haggadah, ask The Fifth Question and reflect on the question as a group.  

Help protect SNAP  

Take action by calling on House Speaker Paul Ryan to protect SNAP and the millions of Americans who cannot feed their families without it. Contact us for a downloadable version of the petition. Stay informed about MAZON’s efforts to defend critical nutrition assistance programs in the Farm Bill (Read more about MAZON's 2018 Farm Bill Priorities here).

Organize a campaign in your community to raise awareness about hunger in America and the importance of SNAP. (See downloadable resources below.)

Share your blessings 

Donate to MAZON. Give as much as you can or what you would have spent feeding one more person at your Seder table. 

Tell your story to the extended MAZON family. After your seder, email and tell us about your discussion or share your picture or story on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter and tag us (@mazonusa). Your words might inspire others to take action and fight hunger themselves! 

Downloadable Materials

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2018 MAZON Hunger Seder Haggadah (pdf)
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Fifth Question Haggadah Insert (pdf)

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Quarter-page ad (pdf | jpg)

Passover Sermon Starters for Rabbis

Sermon Starters for Rabbis (pdf)
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Infographic - SNAP (pdf)

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Quick Facts About Hunger (pdf)
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Infographic - Hunger Stats (pdf)

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