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ABOUT MAZON CANADA

MAZON (mah’ZOHN, n)

Hebrew for food,

nourishment & sustenance.

MAZON Canada is a grassroots network that feeds both Jewish and non-Jewish Canadians in need by supporting food projects across the country - including food banks, school nutrition programs, hot meals at shelters, community gardens and more.

 

Each year, we support 190+ programs across the country with purchasing food and equipment in order to serve more people better, healthier food.

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MISSION

 

MAZON Canada is the national Jewish response to hunger. We support initiatives that educate Canadians and foster effective solutions to end hunger.

VISION STATEMENT

 

Jews joining with other Canadians to ensure that every individual in Canada leads a hunger-free life.

 
 

MAZON'S GUIDING BELIEFS

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Tzedakah (Charity)

– Restoring Justice

Righteousness, justice and fairness are key Jewish values that are central to Tzedakah (Charity) – Restoring Justice. MAZON Canada’s approach to hunger relief and social justice is based on Tzedakah and the fundamental obligation that Jews have a duty to help vulnerable individuals and families in our midst ultimately become self-sufficient.

Tikkun Olam

– Repairing the World

Dedicated to the concept of Tikkun Olam (Repairing the World), MAZON Canada promotes the elimination of hunger in recognition that we can work towards the betterment of the world and the lives of future generations. Together, we have a collective responsibility to end hunger in Canadian communities.

Inclusion

– Serving All Canadians

MAZON Canada understands that the full realization of our Jewish values involves supporting all Canadians who are hungry and lack access to affordable, nutritious food. We therefore support, on a non-denominational basis, direct service organizations that alleviate hunger for Canadians from all backgrounds.

Human Dignity

MAZON Canada is guided by the fundamental Jewish belief in the essential dignity of all human beings.  Central to survival and to dignity is the basic right to sustenance and food. To this end, MAZON Canada is committed to ensuring Canadians have access to healthy, nutritious food in a dignified and respectful way.

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MAZON'S BOARD & STAFF

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Betty Gaertner

Chair

 

Directors

Suellen Boyd

Talia Klein Leighton

Laurel Rothman

Carrie Goldstein Mazoff

Founders

 

Rabbi Arthur Bielfeld

Dodo Heppner

Roger Hyman

STAFF

 

Izzy Waxman  iwaxman@mazoncanada.ca
Director

Shoshana Coodin

scoodin@mazoncanada.ca

Communications Specialist


Grant Goodman

info@mazoncanada.ca

Office Administrator

 
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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CONTACT US

301 - 788 Marlee Avenue, Toronto, ON M6B 3K1

info@mazoncanada.ca

Toronto Local: (416) 783-7554
Toll-free: 1-866-MAZON-22 (1-866-629-6622)
Fax: (416) 783-5470

 
Charitable number: 107680779 RR0001

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