What Does It Mean to Be an Ally?
As an African-American woman representing a Jewish organization working in Indian Country, I call up our common history of genocide, persecution and discrimination as a starting place for shared analysis and perspective. But I do so knowing that non-Natives cannot direct the struggle for Native food security, no matter how well-meaning we are.
MAZON goes to Camp!
I grew up counting down the days until camp started. Even in the middle of winter, I knew exactly how many days were left until I boarded the bus that would drive up the long tree-lined road and through the front gates of camp.
A Gentile at a Jewish Organization
I didn’t learn about MAZON in my synagogue, or summer camp, or Hillel. As a gentile, my first exposure to MAZON came from my involvement in the Anti-Hunger field.
The Paradox of Corporate Food Donations
For years, we’ve been working with food banks across the country to implement nutrition policies that promote the distribution of more nutritious food and discourage the distribution of junk food and soda. Despite the food banks’ impressive efforts, their progress in this area raises a new and unexpected dilemma: what to do about unhealthy and unwanted donations from corporate donors.
Foodies Fight Hunger
While my days are spent working on the issue of hunger at MAZON, in my spare time, I love creating recipes.
This Work Isn't Motivated by Quick Wins
I recently reconnected with an old friend. We had a great time catching up, but I also think he took pity on me after I explained what my job doing government relations involves on a day-to-day basis.
2016 National Hunger Seder
Last week marked our 2016 National Hunger Seder at the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center!
The Stranger in the Supermarket
I once brought a struggling woman into a grocery store. After she had collected what she needed, she hid timidly in an aisle until I found her again.
Q & A with Ana Mendelson from Challah for Hunger
We're honored to have a Challah for Hunger representative on our Board and grateful for the valuable perspective it brings. Ana Mendelson, a senior at the University of Virginia and former Challah for Hunger chapter president, served as the first representative from CfH and shares some insight from her year of service.
Poverty to Rabbinical School: One Rabbi's Story
My story starts and ends with a rabbi.