MAZON Taking Action
MAZON Leads Over 100 Organizations in Call to End Military Hunger Oct 12, 2020
MAZON and National Military Family Association led over 100 organizations in a letter to the Senate Armed Services Committee leadership calling for the inclusion of the Military Family Basic Needs Allowance in the final FY 21 NDAA.
We Support: Letter Calling for Universal Free School Meals Aug 24, 2020
MAZON joined 125 organizations in a letter to all Members of Congress urging their support for H.R. 7887, the Pandemic Child Hunger Prevention Act. This bill would provide free school meals for all children during the 2020-2021 school year as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic will ensure that all students get two healthy meals every school day regardless of family income and what the new school day structure looks like.
We Support: Call for Child Nutrition Program Flexibilities Aug 11, 2020
MAZON joined 1,315 organizations in a call for USDA to extend the waiver flexibilities to efficiently and easily provide meals to children at school, to send meals home with children when they are not at school, and to provide meals at community sites closer to children’s homes in the wake of COVID.
We Support: Call to Reduce Barriers to SNAP for College Students Jul 27, 2020
MAZON joined 65 organizations in urging Congress to ensure that the basic needs of postsecondary students are not left out of the upcoming response package by suspending the SNAP program’s 20-hour-per-week work requirement for students in the next COVID-19 relief package.
We Support: Letter Calling for Congress to Increase NAP Funding Jul 20, 2020
MAZON joined the Coalition for Food Security Puerto Rico in a letter to Congressional Leadership on the dire need for additional funding for the Nutrition Assistance Program (NAP) in the wake of COVID. Puerto Rico has experienced a dramatic increase in food insecurity resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, and an increase in applications for NAP and is nearing the end of the emergency appropriation provided in the previous COVID-19 supplementals, and without a further appropriation from Congress, they will expend COVID-19 NAP funds by July 31, 2020.
We Support: Call for USDA to Reduce Child Hunger Jul 20, 2020
MAZON joined 65 anti-hunger organizations in a letter to USDA calling for waivers to be extended and critical policy changes to be enacted to help fight child hunger in the coming school year. School districts are still establishing what “school” will look like next year, but many students will not be “at school” five days a week, with access to school breakfast and lunch each day. Communities will need the flexibility to provide meals to children at school, to send meals home with children when they are not at school, and to provide meals at community sites closer to children’s homes.