Advocacy in Israel: A Multi-Generational Commitment to Elderly
Almost 40 years ago, Rabbi Sholo Gamiel took tikkun olam into his own hands by bringing his poverty-stricken elderly neighbors into his own home to provide them with food and care.
Protesting Cuts to SNAP
Earlier today, our very own Josh Protas, Director of Government Affairs spoke in support of SNAP at an anti-hunger press event hosted by Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (D-CT), Congressman James McGovern (D-MA) and Congresswoman Marcia Fudge (D-OH).
Advocacy in Israel Grantee Profile: Be’er-Sova
Be’er-sova was founded by community members in Be’ersheva who were horrified by seeing people scavenging in trash cans in search of something to eat. Be’er-sova is a play on the name of its location, meaning “Well of Fullness.”
Hunger Seders 2013: Thank You!
We would like to extend a huge THANK YOU to the following congregations, organizations, restaurants and individuals who hosted Hunger Seders dedicated to hunger awareness and activism this year.
NFTY Convention 2013
We were mighty impressed with the teens we met at the NFTY (North American Federation of Temple Youth) Convention a few weeks ago. Our involvement at the convention was twofold: our Youth Outreach Coordinator Laura led an over-attended workshop called My Responsibility to the Hungry and also accepted a donation on behalf of MAZON with actor
Our Commitment to Justice – Words from our Founder
We recently came across an article that our founder, Leonard Fein, had written in 1988 just a short few years after he started MAZON. As are all of Leibel’s writings, it is powerful and insightful, and that fact alone would be reason enough to share it with you. But that’s not actually why we’re posting
Rural & Remote Initiative Kickoff
Most of us think of hunger affecting big cities and urban areas, but hunger has been steadily rising among low-income families in rural communities, who face unique struggles.
#SNAP4aWeek: A Split-Second Glimpse
Many of the MAZON staff recently joined actor Joshua Malina in a week-long SNAP Challenge, attempting to feed ourselves for seven days on a budget of $31.50, the average amount of SNAP benefits (food stamps) one person would receive. Along the way, he inspired many to join him on the journey, including some blogger friends
SNAP Challenge: Eating on a Food Stamp Budget
Details of the Challenge and ways to get involved!
MAZON finalizes list of 2012 Partnership Grant recipients
MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger has awarded more than $3.4 million in partnership grants to 284 anti-hunger organizations in the United States, Israel, and selected developing nations. “The stakes continue to rise for hungry people in this country,” says Mia Hubbard, MAZON’s Vice President of Programs. “Charitable food programs are struggling to keep up