Solutions to Senior Hunger
MAZON launched Solutions to Senior Hunger™ to identify a number of barriers that impede senior participation in SNAP and to identify solutions to overcome them.
In response to the escalating number of seniors struggling to put food on the table, MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger launched Solutions to Senior Hunger™ in partnership with the Association of Jewish Family & Children’s Agencies (AJFCA) to help low-income, food-insecure seniors get the nutrition assistance they need.
Solutions to Senior Hunger™ was generously funded by the Walmart Foundation, and was designed to reduce the barriers that keep vulnerable seniors from enrolling in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).
We partnered with Jewish Family Service (JFS) agencies around the country to conduct SNAP outreach and education to senior populations, administer SNAP application assistance for eligible clients, and act as a liaison between the client and their local government agency managing SNAP.
Jewish Family Service of Colorado
Jewish Family & Children’s Service of Sarasota-Manatee
Jewish Family & Community Services of Jacksonville
Ruth & Norman Rales Jewish Family Services
Jewish Family Service of MetroWest, New Jersey
Jewish Family Service of Atlantic & Cape May Counties
Jewish Family Service Association of Cleveland
Jewish Family Service of Cincinnati
Jewish Family & Children’s Service of Pittsburgh
Jewish Family Service of the Lehigh Valley
Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Greater Philadelphia
Jewish Family Service of Dallas
Jewish Family Service of Seattle
Jewish Family Service of Stamford Inc.
Jewish Family Service of Greater New Orleans, Inc.
Jewish Family Service of Metrowest New Jersey
Jewish Family Service, Salt Lake City
Jewish Family and Children's Service of Minneapolis
Jewish Family Service of the Cincinnati Area
Jewish Family and Childrens Service, St. Louis
Jewish Family & Childrens Service, Pittsburgh
Jewish Family & Career Services Inc., Atlanta
Yad Ezra Inc.
Jewish Family Service of Tidewater
Jewish Family & Career Services, Louisville
Jewish Family & Childrens Service, Phoenix
"In early August, I received a phone call from a sweet spirit interested in SNAP benefits. She had learned about our program from a flyer that was part of our Jewish Services quarterly newsletter. With little to no income and a list of medical issues, she definitely qualified for services. During the pre-screening she revealed that she struggled to purchase food every single month. I helped her complete her application and she was approved for maximum benefits. She stated how important every little ounce of help is to a person who is really in need, and how grateful she is for the program and those serving seniors. These are the moments I live and work for!"