Congress Once Again Fails to Address Millions of Americans Facing Hunger
Even after increased food insecurity due to COVID-19, Congress has yet to address the urgent needs of the 60 million Americans facing hunger in the newest stimulus bill.
MAZON President & CEO Abby J. Leibman Pens Letter to the New York Times Editor
MAZON President & CEO Abby J. Leibman responds to article to say that the federal government is the only body with the resources to end hunger in America.
MAZON COVID-19 Update with Rep. Marcia Fudge (OH-11)
MAZON hosted a briefing call with Congresswoman Marcia L. Fudge (OH-11), Chair of the House Agriculture Committee’s Subcommittee on Nutrition, Oversight, and Department Operations, to provide an update on how the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting Americans.
MAZON Distressed About Growing and Unaddressed Food Insecurity Needs, Urges Further Congressional Action
MAZON and our partners are firing on all cylinders to ensure that people have access to the federal nutrition programs they need to survive. But the current situation has shined a spotlight on the gaping holes in our nutrition safety net.
Priorities for Action: Responding to Growing Hunger Due to COVID-19
The COVID-19 pandemic is not only a national health emergency, but also a time of urgent concern for those who are most vulnerable in our country. Those at economic risk are facing dire consequences right now. We call on the Administration, Congress, and states to work together to increase and expand access to federal nutrition assistance for food insecure Americans in the wake of this crisis.
50-State Hunger Resource Guide
As the coronavirus spreads, MAZON is carefully monitoring the situation, coordinating with our grantee partners and other colleagues across the country, gathering the latest information, and advocating at the federal and state level for swift and effective action to expand access to food assistance for those affected.
MAZON Deeply Concerned About the Adverse Effects of Coronavirus Crisis on Low-Income Women and Families, Urges Further Congressional Action
MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger lauds the U.S. House of Representatives for recently passing the “Families First Coronavirus Response Act” (H.R. 6201) and urges the Senate to immediately follow suit.
An Overlooked Intersection: Coronavirus, Women, and Hunger
The reality is that women struggle with food insecurity for a variety of reasons. Our lives are laced with complex intersections, and it would be myopic to suggest that the only answer to help women and their children thrive is to shore up the nutrition safety net. We must also address the various circumstances and systemic challenges that push millions of low-income women to need the safety net in the first place.
Supreme Court Allows Implementation of New Public Charge Rule; MAZON Fights Back
MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger expressed outrage at the U.S. Supreme Court’s sharply divided decision to lift a nationwide injunction blocking implementation of the “Public Charge Rule,” allowing the Trump Administration to go after legal immigrants for using services like SNAP, while its legal fate remains under consideration by lower federal courts.
MAZON Testifies Before U.S. House Committee On Veterans' Affairs, Urges Congress To Address Veteran Hunger As National Priority
Josh Protas, Vice President of Public Policy Testifies Before U.S. House Committee On Veterans' Affairs