Vice President of Community Engagement: Naama Haviv
Inspired by Jewish values and ideals, MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger is a national organization fighting to end hunger among people of all faiths and backgrounds in the United States and Israel.
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I’m very proud to support MAZON. It’s a wonderful organization that for decades has fought hunger in the U.S. and Israel by working to change the underlying circumstances that allow food insecurity to persist. They give a face and a voice to populations that are often overlooked. MAZON recognizes that hunger is a problem that can be solved, and they are committed to helping create a political and social environment that prioritizes the issue, so that we can share a more compassionate world, where those in need can access the support we all deserve.
A Hunger Museum
At its core, MAZON is an organization dedicated to enacting change. While much of that change is dedicated to influencing policy, another aspect is public education to build the political will necessary to end hunger. Following a devastating 2020, when the number of Americans struggling with food insecurity more than doubled from 38 million to nearly 80 million, one of MAZON’s new initiatives is a dynamic new resource that will shift the public narrative about who struggles with hunger in this country, and why.
MAZON aims to raise $500,000 to launch a virtual National Hunger Museum that will showcase the country’s history of hunger and anti-hunger policies — from the beginning of the 1918 Spanish Flu pandemic through the COVID-19 pandemic. Launching in the spring of 2022, the permanent online museum will be an exciting, educational, interactive experience for users of all ages. MAZON’s museum will provide the backdrop of history to inform how we chart a path forward towards an end to hunger. Its exhibits will be updated regularly and change as the country changes.
Thanks to The Giving List’s novel matching program, all donations up to $1,500 will be matched.
Key Local Supporters
Sara M. Albert
Leonard A. David
Liz Kanter Groskind
Marilyn Levenson Komessar
Janet & Barry Lang
David A. Lash
Rabbi Joel Pitkowsky
Morgan J. Powell
Howard B. Tarkow
Carolyn Schwarz Tisdale
Marcie & Howard Zelikow