How We Help
OUR HUNGER RELIEF SYSTEM HAS A PROBLEM
There are thousands of hunger relief programs in Canada.
Many of them are underfunded.
"At school meal programs, we often can't give our kids as much food as they need."
"At food banks, we give out whatever gets donated - often poor quality food like dried beans and crackers."
"At shelters, our volunteers are pushed to the limits just trying to serve food - they can't fundraise!"
Each year, 4 MILLION CANADIANS are forced to choose between food and other critical expenses.
The cost of food and living expenses is ON THE RISE.
Food insecurity can seriously impact :
development in children
life span in the elderly
health, happiness & quality of life in everyone.
When Canadians go hungry, the Jewish community cares.
MAZON CANADA IS HOW WE DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT - TOGETHER.
We help organizations across the country feed better food in bigger quantities to more people than ever before. We make it possible for them to meet the needs of the communities they serve.
STREET OUTREACH PROGRAMS
OUT OF THE COLD NIGHTS
SENIOR CARE PROGRAMS
TO ALL THESE PEOPLE
We Help Through:
These grants are for organizations buying food directly for people in need. This is the most urgent aspect of our work.
These grants buy supplies for community gardens, teaching people in need to grow their own food and helping organizations feed healthy fruits and vegetables to their clients.
These grants help organizations buy equipment that builds their capacities for feeding the hungry, like kitchen equipment.
We teach Jewish communities about the realities of hunger in Canada, Jewish laws and traditions around hunger, and what we can do to help.
We mobilize volunteers for "cook-in" events where we prepare food for partner programs in our own communities.
We're always on the looking for new ways to fight hunger, from funding start-up services that help the whole food security industry to connecting our partners with critical services to launching a brand-new resource library.
We PRIORITIZE partners that:
are mostly powered by volunteers.
are small with limited resources
show efficient use of funds
are carefully vetted by our Allocations committee
and together help a diverse portfolio of people in need.
That's how we're serving 450 meals a day through 130+ partners.
But we can't do it without your support.
"Now we can get healthy food like fruits, vegetables, milk, eggs and meat for our clients."
"We can buy more food than before!"
"We can focus our volunteers' energy on tasks like transportation and outreach that helps us feed more people in need."