Advocacy is at the heart of everything we do.

For 30 years, we have been building an army of anti-hunger advocates. If everyone becomes an advocate and speaks up, we can achieve our goal of systemic change.

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We work with:

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Policymakers

We work with local, state and federal leaders to protect and strengthen federal nutrition programs and advocate for public policies that address the root causes of hunger. 

WHAT WE DO: 

  • Advocate for smart and effective public policies to eliminate hunger and its causes
  • Identify opportunities to strengthen nutrition assistance programs
  • Lead national initiatives and campaigns to engage concerned individuals and community groups

Check out our advocacy opportunities 

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Grantee Partners

MAZON provides funding, training and resources to nonprofit organizations in the United States and Israel who share our commitment to advocating to end hunger.

WHAT WE DO

  • Support advocacy and public policy efforts to protect and strengthen the government food and nutrition programs 
  • Provide funding to a range of anti-hunger organizations including food banks, legal-service organizations, statewide coalitions and advocacy groups
  • Utilize insight from partners to inform and leverage our own advocacy priorities

Click here to learn about our new Quick Reaction Fund.

Click here to learn more or find grantee partners in your community.

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Targeted Communities

We develop and implement strategic initiatives designed to encourage the anti-hunger community to effectively address emerging issues. 

WHAT WE DO: 

  • Promote access to more nutritious food in food banks and the emergency food network
  • Help low-income seniors get the nutrition assistance benefits they need
  • Address the growing problem of food insecurity among military families

Check out our initiatives

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Synagogues

We have a network of nearly 1,000 synagogue who mobilize their congregations and their communities to help us end the injustice of hunger. 

WHAT WE DO:

  • Visit partner synagogues all over the country to raise awareness about hunger
  • Explore ways to engage the Jewish community to advocate for effective hunger policies 
  • Create educational tools and activities for students of all ages

See our synagogue partners

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Students & Teachers

We provide resources for students and teachers. 

WHAT WE DO: 

  • Create tools and learning experiences for students of all ages - from K-12

Check out our resources

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State Advocacy Projects

Our MAZON Advocacy Projects (MAP) extend the importance of advocacy to our partner synagogues and their communities. 

WHAT WE DO:

  • Unite synagogues, grantees and like-minded advocates into a powerful constituency
  • Identify a specific hunger-related issue within each community

Learn about MAP

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The Public

We educate the public about the severity of hunger in the U.S. and Israel. 

WHAT WE DO: 

  • Create advocacy campaigns
  • Dispel myths about who is hungry
  • Empower students of all ages to become advocates

Check out our Hunger Myths