Congress – Yet Again – Ignores the Needs of Hungry Military Families
Congress fails to include the Military Family Basic Needs Allowance Provision in the Fiscal year 2020 NDAA Bill.
In response to the Trump Administration’s announcement today to restrict nutrition benefits for nearly 700,000 Americans, MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger expressed its anger that the Administration has cruelly and needlessly restricted access to the most basic of human needs for those who are among our nation’s most vulnerable.
As the nation prepares for the year-end holidays, MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger recognizes that for millions of Americans, this time of year does not provide a respite from the challenges of struggling with hunger.
MAZON CALLS OUT SENATOR JIM INHOFE’S “SKINNY NDAA,”
URGES CONGRESS NOT TO PASS A “HUNGRY NDAA”
This week, after a lengthy delay, the U.S. Department of Agriculture released an analysis of the impact of its latest Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) rule change, estimating that nearly one million children could lose their automatic eligibility for free or reduced-price school meals under the Trump administration proposal to “revise” the Broad-Based Categorical Eligibility guidelines for SNAP...
MAZON’s “This is Hunger” Exhibition Now Available Online
Three years ago, the national advocacy organization MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger debuted the exhibition “This is Hunger.” It opened in Los Angeles, generating lots of attention, and introduced Angelenos – via an immersive and audio visual experience – to just a few of the millions of Americans who are food insecure.
Congress Must Provide Food Security for Military Families
WASHINGTON, D.C. — We often hear that Congress never gets anything done. However, there’s at least one piece of legislation that Congress has passed reliably for over fifty years: the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which sets policies and priorities for our nation’s military. The reason for this unbroken record is simple: Providing for our country’s defense is an essential function of our federal government.
MAZON HORRIFIED BY PRESIDENT’S ACCUSATION THAT JEWISH PEOPLE ARE DISLOYAL FOR EXPRESSING POLITICAL OPINIONS
In response to President Trump’s comments from the Oval Office today that“Any Jewish people that vote for a Democrat, I think it shows either a total lack of knowledge or great disloyalty”...
MAZON Opposes Trump Administration’s Most Recent Attack on SNAP
The Administration’s proposal would eliminate vital nutrition benefits for people working hard to break the cycle of poverty and put food on the table.
Serving Our Veterans
Rabbi Michael P. Singer, a veteran and participant of MAZON’s Jewish Clergy Justice Mission, reflects on his experience with MAZON and our collective responsibility to ensure that veterans don’t struggle with hunger.