By the numbers:
Nearly 26%

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.

More than 25%

of Israelis are unemployed in the wake of COVID-19.

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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.

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