Last week, the White House announced announced that it will hold the White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health on September 28, 2022, the first such gathering in 50 years. MAZON has been closely engaged on advocating for the convening of — and voicing our goals for — this Conference.
Below is a roundup of our statements and resources on the Conference. Check back often — we’ll update this list with our thought leadership as more details emerge and we near the Conference.
- On September 23, 2022, MAZON issued a statement ahead of Rosh Hashanah, expressing hope that the Conference creates new opportunities not only to strengthen critical federal programs but to examine the historic causes of hunger, overcome political differences, and create strategies that eradicate hunger in America: Ahead of Rosh Hashanah, MAZON Says White House Conference Must Embrace ‘Reflection’ and ‘Real Change’
- On September 15, 2022, Abby J. Leibman, MAZON’s President & CEO, authored an op-ed that ran in various Jewish news outlets entitled: Envisioning an End to Hunger.
- On September 7, 2022, MAZON issued a statement in response to the USDA’s report, “Household Food Security in the United States in 2021”: MAZON Says New Data Shows Bold Vision Needed to End Hunger in America
- On August 29, 2022, the White House announced the date for the Conference and MAZON issued a statement: Ahead of White House Summit, MAZON Urges ‘Systemic Change’
- On August 23, 2022, a Task Force led by Tufts University released a report to inform the White House Conference, and MAZON issued a statement: Ahead of White House Summit, MAZON Says Task Force Report ‘A First Step’
- On July 20, 2022, MAZON’s Deputy Director of Public Policy, Kyle Fradkin, joined a panel hosted by the Congressional Access to Legal Aid Caucus and the House Hunger Caucus entitled: Examining Legal Aid’s Role in Combating Hunger
- On July 15, 2022, MAZON submitted its Priorities for the White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition and Health
- Also on July 15, 2022, The Hill ran an op-ed co-authored by MAZON’s President & CEO Abby J. Leibman and WhyHunger’s Executive Director Noreen Springstead: We Can End Hunger In The U.S. — But Only With Bold Action (The Hill)
- On May 4, 2022, President Biden announced the Conference and we issued a statement: MAZON Applauds ‘Historic Opportunity’ of White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health
- On August 9, 2021, MAZON led a group of national faith-based organizationsMAZON leads national faith-based organizations calling for White House Conference on Ending Hunger
- On May 27, 2021, MAZON’s President & CEO, Abby J. Leibman, testified before the House Rules Committee in a hearing on Ending Hunger in America: Veterans and Military Families