Since its founding, MAZON has been working to address food security and severe poverty issues in Israel. With staff on the ground working with 17 partner organizations, our vision is that Israel will take active steps to respond to growing hunger through common-sense policy reforms and support for the charitable sector. MAZON recently launched a Hebrew-language website (mazon-israel.org), which includes a clearinghouse of data and research about the scope of food insecurity in Israel. With our partners, we are creating an infrastructure for policy change, raising awareness, and shaping public discourse about this complex and persistent issue.
of Israelis experience food insecurity, and of these, more than 40% are considered to be living with severe hunger.
of older Israelis struggle to put food on the table.
of Israeli children go to bed hungry several times a month.
of Israelis are unemployed in the wake of COVID-19.
The Shifting Landscape of Food Security in Israel
October 19, 2023 – Emergency relief and longer-term recovery work for those impacted will last for a long time, and the context for our work ahead is changing. Read more..
MAZON Makes Emergency Grants to Address Food Insecurity in Israel
October 19th, 2023 – MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger made an emergency investment totaling $100,000 to support marginalized communities facing food insecurity in Israel. Read More.
Historic Advancements in Israel
October 19, 2022 – In Israel, where over one quarter of the population faces food insecurity, MAZON leads a powerful anti-hunger advocacy coalition of 17 partner organizations. Even during this time of great political instability in Israel, our coalition has achieved historic success. Read more.
Advancements to Fight Food Insecurity in Israel
December 23, 2021 – Last month, Israel’s cabinet accomplished a significant feat — not only did the Knesset pass a national budget for the first time since 2018, but, for the first time ever in Israel, the 2021-2022 budget includes a permanent line item to address food security. Read more.