MAZON Celebrates ‘Build Back Better’ Framework to Reduce Hunger and Poverty

October 28, 2021

This morning, the White House announced its new Build Back Better framework, which includes historic investments in federal safety net programs to address hunger and poverty in the United States. Abby J. Leibman, MAZON’s President & CEO, celebrated this announcement:

“The Biden Administration is clearly committed to reducing hunger, as shown by the historic investments in child nutrition programs in the Build Back Better Framework announced today. Our Jewish values compel us to repair the brokenness of our world, to lift up the dignity of every human being and prevent people from falling into hardship by working to address systemic inequality. Building back better is repairing the world — it’s knowing that we must not return to broken systems of the past, but find what works to create lasting, meaningful change. Congress must act swiftly on this framework as a down payment on their commitment to equity and an economy that works for all — this must include vital investments in federal nutrition programs and an extension of the Child Tax Credit, which has already proven to significantly reduce food insecurity in this country.”