Since its founding, MAZON has been working to address food security and severe poverty issues in Israel. With staff on the ground working with 15 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.
More than 25%
of Israelis are unemployed in the wake of COVID-19.
Food Charities Call Israeli Government to Chip in During Virus Crises
March 17, 2020 — The Times of Israel reports that MAZON — as one of Israel’s leading anti-hunger organizations — is urging the Government of Israel to prioritize the essential operations of food distribution services in Israel. Read more.
Report: More Than One-Quarter of Israelis Nearly Poor
March 14, 2019 — With support from MAZON, our partners at the Adva Center released a report showing that some 26.6% of Israeli households were either poor or nearly poor. Read more.