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BUDGET: Threat to Food Stamps Lies Hidden in Ryan’s Plan

Hiding in the pages of the House of Representatives’ proposed 2012 budget is a stripping away of federal funding for our safety net food programs.

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For our nation’s children

Today President Obama signed the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act into law. The new statute provides $4.5 billion over ten years to, among other benefits, support and improve access to school lunches and breakfasts.

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House passes Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act!

(from the Food Resource and Action Center) MAZON applauds the House of Representatives for passing The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act today. President Obama is expected to quickly sign the bill. This is very good news, but we’re not completely out of the woods yet. This bill includes a cut to future SNAP benefits

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An Open Letter to Nancy Pelosi

Dear Speaker Pelosi, MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger has been in the vanguard of addressing hunger and food insecurity in the United States for the past 25 years. We are writing in strong support of reauthorizing Child Nutrition Programs this year. With your help, this Congress has committed to addressing critical economic and health

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At Passover, A Plea For The Child Nutrition Bill

When we sit down to our Passover seder tables, as a people we will proclaim that we remember the days when we were not free, when we lived under the yoke of slavery in someone’s else’s land. Then we will extend an invitation to all who are hungry to come and eat with us

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White House: Child Hunger & Obesity “Is An Epidemic”

As we ask The 5th Question at our home seders, and further educate ourselves at Child Nutrition Seders across the country, we find incredible support from the current administration as we strive to end child hunger. Last month, Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack spoke at a National Press Club Luncheon, where he reiterated that Child

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Roadmap to End Child Hunger by 2015 Released

On December 17, the National Anti-Hunger Organizations (NAHO), of which MAZON is a member, released the Roadmap to End Childhood Hunger in America by 2015, which recommends nine steps that will collectively eliminate child hunger in the United States. From NAHO’s press release announcing the Roadmap: “President Obama has set the ambitious but achievable goal

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Hurricane Ida: Crisis in El Salvador

Last week, we tweeted that Hurricane Ida hit the heart of El Salvador. Subsequent updates from the field have showed us how bad things really are. The storm destabilized weather patterns. Torrential rains & terrifying floods ripped through the capital city of San Salvador and 60% of the countryside. Nearly 200 people lost their lives, and over 10,000 lost

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Fighting For Easier Food Stamp Access In California

With unemployment on the rise and food pantries seeing 40% more people seeking emergency food assistance, it is critical that California moves to a semi-annual reporting system which will ease the burden on food stamp participants and allow them to continue to receive the food assistance that they need. California is one of the last states

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TAKE ACTION: Help Strengthen Child Nutrition Programs

Child Nutrition Programs are very important to us at MAZON. We’ve been increasing awareness all summer under the banner “Hunger Doesn’t Take A Summer Vacation”. Our website features information about The Child Nutrition and Reauthorization Act of 2004, set to expire September 30, and many of our donors and partners have responded with advocacy, writing

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