Statement Regarding Introduction of Military Hunger Prevention Act by U.S. Rep. Susan Davis
LOS ANGELES, CA (November 18, 2016) – Abby J. Leibman, President & CEO at MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger today issued this statement in response to the introduction of the Military Hunger Prevention Act on November 14, 2016, by Congresswoman Susan Davis:
"We are pleased with the introduction of the Military Hunger Prevention Act by Congresswoman Susan Davis this week. If enacted, this legislation will make a meaningful difference to the tens of thousands of currently serving military families who struggle with food insecurity yet face a needless barrier to accessing the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger believes that those who make great personal sacrifices in service to our country should not have to struggle to provide regular, nutritious meals to their families. The SNAP program is an incredibly effective response to food insecurity, and by removing a barrier to SNAP for military families, this legislation makes good on our national commitment to take care of those who proudly serve in our armed forces. MAZON recognizes the extraordinary leadership by Congresswoman Davis to address this issue.”
About MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger
Founded in 1985, MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger is a leading nonprofit advocacy organization working to end hunger among people of all faiths and backgrounds in the United States and Israel. In January, MAZON testified before the House Agriculture Subcommittee on Nutrition about hunger among military families and veterans. For more information, please visit mazon.org.