MAZON This is Hunger Exhibit & Concert Presented by B'nai Emunah
Join us with Congregation B'nai Emunah this Sunday for a special concert with Rachel Bachman & Adrienne Rosie Gilley and the MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger "This is Hunger" Exhibit from 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm.
Forty-two million Americans – more than one in eight people of all ethnicities and ages – struggle with hunger. In its annual report on food security released last week, the U.S. Department of Agriculture reported that nearly 13 percent of households had difficulty at some point last year in providing enough food for their families.
To raise awareness about the prevalence of hunger in America, MAZON, a 30-year-old nonprofit organization known for its advocacy efforts in the fight against hunger, designed the exhibit as a community engagement campaign. MAZON enlisted members of the creative team behind the acclaimed Noah’s Ark exhibit at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles to help bring “This Is Hunger” to life.
“This Is Hunger” features black and white portraits and stories of dozens of Americans who have had difficulty putting enough nutritious food on the table each day. Through digital and hands-on activities, participants are taken on a compelling journey that draws them into the real-life circumstances of these individuals and deepens their awareness about who in America struggles with hunger and why. Visitors are then encouraged to educate others and advocate for change.