MAZON Taking Action
We Support: Letter Calling for Congress to Increase NAP Funding Jul 20, 2020
MAZON joined the Coalition for Food Security Puerto Rico in a letter to Congressional Leadership on the dire need for additional funding for the Nutrition Assistance Program (NAP) in the wake of COVID. Puerto Rico has experienced a dramatic increase in food insecurity resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, and an increase in applications for NAP and is nearing the end of the emergency appropriation provided in the previous COVID-19 supplementals, and without a further appropriation from Congress, they will expend COVID-19 NAP funds by July 31, 2020.
We Support: Call for USDA to Reduce Child Hunger Jul 20, 2020
MAZON joined 65 anti-hunger organizations in a letter to USDA calling for waivers to be extended and critical policy changes to be enacted to help fight child hunger in the coming school year. School districts are still establishing what “school” will look like next year, but many students will not be “at school” five days a week, with access to school breakfast and lunch each day. Communities will need the flexibility to provide meals to children at school, to send meals home with children when they are not at school, and to provide meals at community sites closer to children’s homes.
MAZON Urges the Senate to Prioritize SNAP Jul 17, 2020
MAZON issued a letter to all Members of the U.S. Senate urging the prioritization of critical improvements to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), our country’s cornerstone anti-hunger program with a track record for effectively responding at times of rising need and contributing to economic recovery.
We Support: Stop Hate for Profit Campaign Jul 14, 2020
MAZON joined over 100 non-profit, labor, faith-based, and advocacy organizations in a letter to Facebook calling for them to implement the changes requested by StopHateforProfit immediately. As a non-profit we share their concerns about growing levels of hate and disinformation on their platforms and call on Facebook to commit to real and systemic changes.
We Support: Call for Senate to Protect & Strengthen SNAP Jun 18, 2020
MAZON joined nearly 2,500 organizations in a letter to Senate Leadership urging an immediate boost to Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits and make investments in other critical nutrition programs with proven health and economic impacts.
We Support: Effective Employment and Training Programs Jun 16, 2020
MAZON submitted formal comments to the U.S. Department of Agriculture in support of select proposals to improve employment and training programs to help SNAP recipients. MAZON will be be watching closely to ensure that USDA upholds its responsibility to its constituents and this proposed rule change is a modest and partial step in the right direction.