MAZON collaborates with diverse stakeholders to showcase what’s possible: a country built on compassion, mutual support, and meaningful opportunity. By reflecting on the world as it is, we create a vision of what it could be — one where those in need are supported, the powerful are held to account, and hunger is a distant memory.
Every year during Yom Kippur, we read the words, “Is this not the fast I have chosen?” But millions of Americans do not choose their fast. May the sounding of the shofar call us to act on behalf of all those who are hungry in our midst. Please utilize MAZON’s High Holy Days materials for your family or community observances and contact Paul Sherman, Outreach Manager, with any questions.
Your community can help end hunger.
Many of us participate in food drives during the High Holy Days to help to those facing hunger locally. Please consider taking this one step further by fundraising for MAZON's work to change the systems and policies that allow hunger to persist.
Sharing stories of people struggling with food insecurity is a powerful way to help your community better understand the realities of who is hungry in America today and why. MAZON’s This Is Hunger program includes stories that are ideal for sharing in sermons or High Holy Day study sessions.
“The food stamps we get aren’t enough to feed four people for a month. It makes me feel sad that my parents sometimes feed us kids and not themselves.”
“If sickness comes along, it can drain all your money in one day. That’s what happened to me.”
“I never imagined I’d get to this age and this would be my life... but if I could get $40 or $50 in food stamps, I could feed myself.”
“When my food stamps run out, it’s kinda scary not knowing if I'm gonna have any money to eat tomorrow.”