MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger is a national, nonprofit agency that allocates donations from the Jewish community to prevent and alleviate hunger among people of all faiths and backgrounds. Each year, we grant over $4 million to more than 300 carefully screened hunger-relief agencies, including emergency food providers, food banks, multi-service organizations and advocacy groups that seek long-term solutions to the hunger problem.
Our dual purpose is to provide for those who are hungry today and to address the systemic causes of hunger and poverty, both domestically and globally. Our grantees & partners distribute millions of pounds of food, meet increasing emergency food demands & provide home-delivered meals to high-risk groups including children, seniors & people living with HIV/AIDS. They also work to seek long-term solutions that improve the reach and effectiveness of government food assistance programs (such as food stamps, WIC and child nutrition programs), and provide the kinds of counseling, assistance and training that increase the self-reliance of hungry people.
Remember, July 1st is the next twitter for food event on twitter, skip a meal and fund hunger relief, locally and globally!