MAZON CANADA IS
THE JEWISH RESPONSE TO HUNGER
Through 283 diverse partner programs
Serving people of all ages, ethnicities, faiths and abilities
In 101 towns and cities in 11 provinces and territories
Mazon is a grassroots community foundation that feeds both Jewish and non-Jewish Canadians in need by supporting front-line food projects across the country.
Our partners include food banks, school nutrition programs, hot meals at shelters, community garden projects, and more.
Each year, we provide hundreds of grants to these partner programs – helping them purchase food, fridges, freezers, and garden supplies to strengthen their programs and feed their communities.
Students at Sistema (ON), a Mazon Partner Program
Volunteers at Native Friendship Centre (QC),
a Mazon Partner Program
MEET OUR PARTNERS
Mazon Canada supports a network of 262 food projects across the country, from Ontario, to Quebec, to Nova Scotia, to Nunavut, impacting people of all ages, ethnicities, faiths and abilities.
In addition to their incredible nutritional programming, more than 70% of Mazon parters provide holistic wrap around supports that go beyond food — from referrals to addictions and mental health counselling, to assistance securing affordable housing or permanent employment. These interventions work upstream of food insecurity to change lives and lift people out of poverty.
HOW WE HELP
Mazon's network of food banks, shelters, school nutrition programs, and drop-ins provide support to tens of thousands of people in need every single day.
The staff and volunteers on the front lines see how their clients are struggling and often know what they'd need to have a fighting chance. Unfortunately, most food aid programs are chronically underfunded, making it difficult to meet clients needs. That's where Mazon comes in...
Mazon's funding approach starts from a simple premise: we trust in the expertise of staff and volunteers on the front lines of Canada’s hunger crisis. Through ongoing dialogue with this national network of trusted partners, Mazon is able to direct resources to sites of greatest need.