Rooted in our shared Jewish values of tzedek (pursuing justice) and b’tselem elohim (respecting the inherent dignity of every person), MAZON empowers individuals and communities to address the unjust systems that allow hunger to persist. We invite you — as an educator, clergy member, community leader, or individual — to join us in speaking truth to power and creating what we know is possible: systems built on wisdom, compassion, mutual support, and meaningful opportunity.
There are many ways synagogues partner with MAZON — through community action, events, holiday celebrations, awareness campaigns, and everything in between. Whether you join us in our local organizing campaigns, include MAZON in various observances and lifecycle events, or use our educational materials, we are delighted for the opportunity to engage you in this important and meaningful work.
We look forward to supporting your congregation in making an impact in the fight to end hunger. For more information, please contact Liz Braun-Lilenfeld, Director of Outreach.
Educate Your Community
MAZON offers a suite of materials to help educate and engage individuals and communities about the scope of hunger and how we can work together to end it. Learn more.
Hunger in America
Hunger is as prevalent as it is pernicious. Food pantries and distribution sites are vital emergency resources for people facing food insecurity, but charity alone cannot address the full scope of hunger in the U.S., and it was never designed to do so. Learn more about hunger in America and how we can work together to end it.
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“I barely make ends meet. I don’t use the lights during the day, and I don’t buy as much food as I’d like.”
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.
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.