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.

Program Overview

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).

Partners

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.

Total SSH Partner Map

2013-2014 Partners

2015-2016 Partners

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

Impact Story

"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!"

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