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 on Purim, we reflect on the powerful story of Esther — called on by her community and at great personal risk, she took the mantle of leadership and advocated to change the fate of those who were marginalized. In her spirit, we hope you will utilize MAZON’s Purim materials for your family or community celebrations and contact Liz Braun-Lilenfeld, Director of Outreach, with any questions.
Your community can help end hunger.
Many of us participate in Mishloach Manot and Matanot L'evyonim (gifts of food and charity) during the season of Purim. 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 Purim study sessions.
Food is so expensive on the reservation, and our food stamps only last about two weeks. When they run out, I go out and sell beadwork really cheap, just so I can continue to feed my family.
“Eating better has really changed my life. I used to be on about eight medications. Now I'm only taking two pills.”
“We thought being in the military might be a way out of living paycheck to paycheck… I'm shocked that so many military families are standing in line at the food pantry because they really need help.”
“I’m doing all I can and serving my country, and I have to worry about how I’m going to buy food?”
Urge Congress to Advance Solutions for Single Mothers Facing Hunger
Congress must improve access to vital nutrition benefits for single mothers and address the many circumstances and systemic challenges that contribute to hunger. Take action now.
Make a gift to MAZON’s Spotlight Fund
Your partnership allows MAZON to be the national Jewish voice dedicated to fighting hunger, particularly for those facing hunger whose struggles are too often over-looked, disregarded, or discounted. Together, we have made a commitment to shine a spotlight on those issues and populations where larger organizations and the government have yet to turn their focus.
Your support of MAZON’s Spotlight Fund helps us fight hunger, particularly for those who are often over-looked, disregarded, or discounted. Together, we shine a spotlight on issues of food insecurity among military families, veterans, Native Americans, single mothers, LGBTQ seniors, college students, and the people of Puerto Rico and the territories. Your gift today strengthens this mission and helps to build a community dedicated to ending hunger for everyone. Join us.