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
MAZON co-sponsors On1Foot
MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger is proud to announce its co-sponsorship of On1Foot (On1Foot.com), a web portal for Jewish text and educational resources that enables Jewish clergy, educators and activists to broaden and deepen their conversations about the intersection of Judaism and social justice. We have just shared our first dvar torah (click here
Published by JTA-Op-Ed: Keep the SNAP aid program strong
As leaders of national advocacy organizations, we cannot stand by while the health and well-being of one of every six American men, women and children are threatened. As leaders of Jewish advocacy organizations, we are further compelled to act by the arrival of Passover, a holiday that opens with an invitation to “Let all who are hungry come and eat.”
Advocating for a Just Farm Bill on Capitol Hill
“This just makes common sense, and—I think—it makes Jewish sense.”
Originally published in ‘Tis The Season, an independent supplement to the Chicago Sun-Times. by Abby J. Leibman President & CEO, MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger December 23, 2011 As an advocate, I often spend my days in a state of outrage. I am buffeted by chilling statistics, the devastating experiences of families in need
MAZON urges you to make your voice heard
It appears we may have reached a crossroads in our history as a nation. How we proceed – how our elected representatives act on our behalf – will not only effect the quality of life for tens of millions of Americans, but also could determine the competitiveness of our economy for generations to come.
Take action today: Urge your Senator to sign Gillibrand letter by October 27
The Super Committee is deliberating $1.5 Trillion in cuts. It is vitally important that SNAP, child nutrition and other safety net programs be spared. Please urge your Senator to sign on to this letter from Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), which asks that SNAP and other low-income programs be protected in any deficit plan.