UPJ and Mazon Australia

Alleviating hunger

Mazon Australia with its tagline, A Jewish Response to Hunger, cordially invites you to share your good fortune with those who are experiencing food insecurity by contributing three per cent of the cost of your simcha to help the organisation feed the less fortunate in our community.

Historically, rabbis did not allow celebrations to begin until the community’s poor and hungry people were seated and fed.

Today, Mazon Australia’s supporters symbolically observe this tradition and share their blessings of abundance by donating three per cent of the cost of their simcha to help feed hungry people of all faiths and backgrounds.

Throughout the pandemic Mazon Australia has supported those in our community who have experienced food insecurity by providing soup bags full of fresh ingredients and a recipe for a delicious soup.

To add to Chanukah light, the organisation will again be delivering latke bags this year to JewishCare residents living independently.

Mazon Australia’s projects include three street pantries, where the community can “give what you can, take what you need”.

Mazon Australia also supports organisations with shared values and aims.

Now that celebrations of b’nei mitzvahs, weddings, anniversaries, birthdays and many more joyous occasions are on the table, you have a wonderful opportunity to contribute to the table of others.

To find out more about how to contribute three per cent of the cost of your simcha or to collect non-perishable food items and toiletries for Mazon Australia’s street pantries, please contact volunteer chair and director Ellen at mazonaustralia@gmail.com.

For more information about the work of Mazon Australia, visit mazonaustralia.org and follow Mazon on Facebook and Instagram.


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