MAZON Celebrates House Passage of Build Back Better Act, Urges Swift Senate Action to Reduce Hunger and Poverty

November 19, 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, President & CEO of MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger, celebrated this announcement:

“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. We call on the Senate to quickly pass the Build Back Better Act and send it to President Biden’s desk without delay. An economy that works for all 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.”