Vice President of Programs
Mia Hubbard is the vice president of programs at MAZON. She provides leadership and direction for MAZON’s advocacy, grantmaking, and strategic program efforts to reduce and eliminate hunger and expand low-income communities’ access to healthy food in the United States and Israel. Since Mia joined the organization in 1993, MAZON has established itself as a leading advocate, funder and capacity builder in the field of hunger as well as a critical source of expertise, leadership and inspiration for advocacy and public policy solutions to hunger. Mia has served on several boards of directors, including most recently as the international program committee chair for an international association of food and nutrition programs serving people living with HIV/AIDS. Mia holds an M.A. in International Relations and Public Policy from the Graduate School of International Relations and Pacific Studies at UC San Diego and a B.A. in International Relations from Stanford University.
Articles by Mia Hubbard
Today we traveled to Be’ersheva, the largest city in the Negev desert in southern Israel, to meet with Be’er Sova.
I just returned from the annual ANSA* conference, and I left impressed and inspired by this vibrant and evolving segment of the anti-hunger movement: community-based organizations that provide food and nutrition services to people living with HIV/AIDS and other chronic illnesses. These agencies came into existence in the 1980s at the height of the AIDS
As an African-American woman representing a Jewish organization working in Indian Country, I call up our common history of genocide, persecution and discrimination as a starting place for shared analysis and perspective. But I do so knowing that non-Natives cannot direct the struggle for Native food security, no matter how well-meaning we are.
Last month I had the privilege of attending the USDA Tribal Consultation Meeting in Washington DC.
Race has always played a defining role in our food system and in the politics of hunger.
The draft Farm Bill's proposals for cuts to SNAP disregard the needs of Native American communities.
The Farm Bill provides a vehicle to improve nutrition and food access, as well as the potential for tribes to feed themselves within their own tribal food systems.