MAZON develops and implements strategic initiatives designed to advance knowledge and capacity within the anti-hunger community. Our current initiatives are promoting healthier and more nutritious food options in food banks, helping food pantries in rural and remote areas address the growing need in their communities and advocating for veterans and active duty military families who are currently unable to access the federal nutrition assistance programs they need.

Past initiatives have guided the emergency food network’s effort to engage in anti-hunger advocacy and researched and identified the most effective strategies and tools to assist emergency food providers, food banks and anti-hunger advocates become stronger resources for healthy eating. Learn more about past initiatives.

Current Initiatives:


Healthy Options, Healthy Meals™ Phase 2

Healthy Options, Healthy Meals™ Phase 1  Healthy Options, Healthy Meals ™ launched in 2010, as a targeted effort to make healthy and nutritious food more accessible for low-income families. Supported by generous funding from Kaiser Permanente and technical assistance from MAZON, 12 food banks collaborated to create formal nutrition policies and make nutrition and wellness Read More

Senior Hunger | MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger

Solutions to Senior Hunger™

MAZON recently launched Solutions to Senior Hunger™, an initiative to address the escalating number of seniors struggling to put food on the table. In partnership with the Association of Jewish Family & Children’s Agencies (AJFCA) and generously funded by the Walmart Foundation, Solutions to Senior Hunger™ is designed to help vulnerable low-income seniors the nutrition assistance Read More


Help Our Heroes

MAZON is launching a new program, Help our Heroes, to address the growing problem of food insecurity among military families. We are deeply concerned about the growing number of veterans and active duty military personnel who struggle to put food on the table. Read More