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Students from MAZON grantee, Nutrition for Learning (ON)

HOW WE SUPPORT

OUR COMMUNITY

MAZON Canada is a grassroots community foundation that feeds both Jewish and non-Jewish Canadians in need by supporting front-line food projects across the country.

The hunger relief system in Canada faces great challenges - many of them are severely underfunded. MAZON is responding to a great need in our country for a comprehensive food support system and through granting and advocacy, MAZON will continue to work towards a hunger-free future.

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Food insecurity can seriously impact :

HUNGER PROBLEM IN CANADA

Each year, over 4 MILLION CANADIANS struggle to afford basic necessities and are forced to choose between food and other critical expenses such as rent and medication.

1 in 6 Canadian children under the age of 18  affected by household food insecurity, with 60% of children in Nunavut facing hunger every day.

HUNGER RELIEF PROGRAMS HAVE A PROBLEM

There are thousands of hunger relief programs in Canada. Food banks, shelters, school nutrition programs, community gardens and more, work tirelessly to support their community members who are struggling with food insecurity. They know the needs of their local communities best, but many of them are underfunded, making it difficult to meet the needs of their clients. 

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Rosh Hashannah Food Hamper from MAZON grantee, MADA (QC)

WHEN CANADIANS GO HUNGRY, THE JEWISH COMMUNITY CARES.

MAZON Canada is how we do something about it

TOGETHER!

MAZON helps organizations across the country feed better food in bigger quantities to more people than ever before, making it possible for them to meet the needs of the communities they serve.

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Students from MAZON grantee, Nutrition for Learning (ON)

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MAZON Board Member - Talia Klein Leighton with a student participant from Toronto Foundation For Student Success. 

"Thanks to support for the nutrition program at Lawrence Heights Middle School, students have been able to enjoy a healthy meal on a daily basis while at the same time learning the skills of preparing healthy food and why it’s so essential to their health and wellness. Thank you for your continued support of our students and communities."

Toronto Foundation For Student Success - MAZON grantee

MAZON SUPPORTS:

SHELTERS

STREET OUTREACH PROGRAMS

OUT OF THE COLD NIGHTS

EMERGENCY RELIEF

FOOD BANKS

SENIOR CARE PROGRAMS

COMMUNITY GARDENS

COMMUNITY CENTRES

SCHOOL MEALS

AND FEEDS

250,000+

MEALS

PER YEAR

TO ALL THESE PEOPLE

REFUGEES

PARENTS

JEWS

PWA

INDIGENOUS

DISABLED

LGBT+

SIKHS

CHILDREN

URBAN

MUSLIMS

CANCER PATIENTS

INFANTS

YOUNG ADULTS

RURAL

BUDDHIST

WOMEN

SENIORS

ALL PEOPLE!

"Thank you so very much for all you and the Jewish Community do to help us with all our Food Security Programs. We very much appreciate all the grants Mazon has provided to Ksan Society to help the people we serve. You are always so supportive. I can’t wait to get planting and some seeds in the ground."

Peggy Julseth, Coordinator at Ksan Place (BC) - MAZON Garden Grantee

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MAZON Garden Grantee- Midwest Food Resources in North Battleford, Saskatchewan

MAZON PRIORITIZE'S 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

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MAZON SUPPORTS PARTNERS THROUGH:

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Kids enjoying their after school snack at Inner City Outreach (ON) - MAZON Grantee

GROCERY GRANTS

These grants are for organizations buying food directly for people in need. This is the most urgent aspect of our work.

GEAR GRANTS

These grants help organizations buy equipment that builds their capacities for feeding the hungry, like kitchen equipment.

GARDEN GRANTS

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.

ADVOCACY GRANTS

These grants support activists and advocates with the resources to tackle hunger at the very root and empower thought-leaders to do research, design policies, launch or expand campaigns that work towards ending hunger in Canada.

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Volunteers packing food hampers at MAZON grantee, PanTree of Life (QC)

THAT IS HOW WE ARE SERVING 1000 MEALS PER DAY THROUGH 198 PARTNER ORGANIZATIONS ACROSS THE COUNTRY!​

But we can't do it without your support.

FIGHT HUNGER. DONATE NOW.

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Volunteers packing food hampers at MAZON grantee, PanTree of Life (QC)