By the numbers:
About 44%

of those in Puerto Rico live in poverty.

25% less

in nutrition benefits are available to those in Puerto Rico, compared with those who receive SNAP.

In 1981,

Puerto Rico was cut from the SNAP program and transitioned to the Nutrition Assistance Program (NAP), which is extremely limited in scope, structure, and funding.

1.5 million people

in Puerto Rico were facing hunger before Hurricanes Irma and María struck the island.

Over 60%

of adults in Puerto Rico reported using nutrition benefits to help them buy food during COVID-19.

Take Action

Tell Congress: Pass the Puerto Rico Nutrition Assistance Fairness Act!

The people of Puerto Rico should be able to access the same nutrition assistance as their fellow American citizens living stateside. By transitioning to SNAP, and away from the current block grant program, more people in Puerto Rico will have access to life-saving nutrition assistance.

Learn More
With Pandemic Fueling Increased Food Insecurity, MAZON Announces New Investments to End Hunger in Puerto Rico

MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger invests $200,000 to bolster anti-hunger infrastructure with grassroots partners in Puerto Rico. Read more.

MAZON: “Needless Delays For Critical $900 Million Puerto Rico Disaster Aid Extended Human Suffering”

MAZON applauds the passage of much-needed aid for Puerto Rico, but it is long overdue. Read more.

MAZON Celebrates Passage of President Biden’s COVID-19 Relief Package

MAZON's President and CEO, Abby J. Leibman, celebrates the boost for nutrition funding and anti-poverty measures, also calling on leaders to continue this momentum to develop durable solutions to food insecurity. Read more.

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