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.
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
A brother’s tribute to Leonard Fein
This past Sunday, MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger marked its 25th Anniversary with a luncheon honoring its founder, Leonard (Leibel) Fein. It was a beautiful day in New York City, and the room was filled with guests eager to express their respect and sincere admiration for all that MAZON and Leibel have accomplished.
MAZON at 25: Reflections From Our Founder
Were I to acknowledge all those here, and some not here, who deserve to be acknowledged on this festive occasion, I would by far exceed my time. But I cannot refrain from mentioning a few: my old friend, Ted Mann, our very first board chair; Lee Javitch, Ted’s successor as chair, the first person I
Reflections From The Field
I just returned from the annual ANSA* conference, and I left impressed and inspired by this vibrant and evolving segment of the anti-hunger movement: community-based organizations that provide food and nutrition services to people living with HIV/AIDS and other chronic illnesses. These agencies came into existence in the 1980s at the height of the AIDS
Shirley Sherrod, Black Farmers & MAZON
It would be an absurd overstatement to say that we were friends, but it is true that some 20 years ago, along with Irv Cramer, then the executive director of MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger, I spent the better part of a week traveling through Georgia, Alabama and Mississippi, a trip organized for us
Team MAZON Bowls to Strike Out Hunger
In 2009, a group of Dallas young professionals started the Battle of the Jewish YP’s: Young Professionals Bowling League to bring Jewish young professionals together from across the Dallas Jewish Community. Last summer, the bowling teams were based on synagogue affiliation. This summer, bowlers were asked to choose their own teams and a Jewish organization
Acting President Barbara H. Bergen Responds to LA Times Editorial on Global Hunger
Last week, the Los Angeles Times ran an editorial on the Obama administration’s response to the global food crisis, “The Starving Can’t Wait“. MAZON’s Acting President, Barbara H. Bergen, responded with the following letter, which also ran in the Times’ letters section yesterday: The Times has pinpointed both the need to combat global hunger and
A Message from MAZON’s Chair
April 30, 2010 Dear Friend of MAZON: I just returned from MAZON’s board of directors meeting in Dallas, Texas and am pleased to bring you up to date on MAZON’s extraordinary achievements over the past year, and exciting plans for the near future. Despite an unstable economy, MAZON has been blessed with generous donors who
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