November 21, 2016

This Is Hunger Opening Night Gala

By Emily Dingmann
TIH truck blog

"A profound experience." 

"I am touched, moved and inspired." 


These are some of the responses we heard after launching our This Is Hunger tour and wow, does it make us proud! 

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Last week, on November 16, we took an evening to celebrate the (years of) work behind This Is Hunger. Longtime MAZON supporters and board members attended our Opening Night Gala, with special guest emcee LA County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl. 

This Is Hunger Opening Night Gala

MAZON's President & CEO, Abby J. Leibman; LA County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl

Our President & CEO, Abby J. Leibman introduced the project (video) and Board Chair, Shirley Davidoff informed the crowd on the shocking reality of hunger in America. 

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This Is Hunger is a community engagement program that illuminates the profound prevalence of hunger in America, encourages us to raise our voices on behalf of the 42.2 million Americans who struggle with hunger every day, and ignite our community's commitment to end hunger once and for all. 

The multimedia experience is on tour nationwide for 10 months with stops around Los Angeles, Phoenix, Tucson, Dallas, Atlanta, Miami, Washington, D.C., the greater New York area, Philadelphia, Boston, Cleveland, St. Louis, Kansas City, Chicago and the San Francisco Bay Area. Find more information and FREE tickets at and follow the journey at #thisishunger

This Is Hunger Opening Night Gala 

MAZON's President & CEO, Abby J. Leibman; Photographer/Documentarian, Barbara Grover; Creative Director/Principal Concept & Content Developer, Marni Gittleman; MAZON's Director of Outreach and Communications, Michelle Stuffmann