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For Immediate Release:  March 19, 2015

Contact: Jonathan Gilad, Jewish Council for Public Affairs
jgilad@thejcpa.org; 202-212-6031

MEDIA ADVISORY: Hunger Seder in US Capitol to Raise Awareness of Childhood Hunger.

The Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) and MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger (MAZON) will host Members of Congress, Administration officials and other national faith, anti-hunger and anti-poverty leaders for the National Hunger Seder on March 26, 2015 at the US Capitol Visitor Center.


The National Hunger Seder is an adaptation of the traditional Passover Seder, telling the story of the Exodus with emphasis on the moral imperative to end hunger in America. The National Hunger Seder is part of the 6th  annual MAZON/JCPA Hunger Seder mobilization, which includes more than 10 Hunger Seder events taking place in communities across the country around the Passover holiday. This year’s National Hunger Seder underscores the urgent matter of child hunger

Resources and materials for the Hunger Seder mobilization are available at: www.HungerSeder.org


Representative Lynn Jenkins (R-KS 2) & Jim McGovern (D-MA 2)



Passover begins with an invitation to “Let all who are hungry come and eat,” and recounts the story of our freedom from bondage. By raising awareness about the prevalence and severity of hunger in America, the National Hunger Seder symbolically extends that invitation to the 1 in 6 Americans who struggle to put food on the table every day. The National Hunger Seder also encourages participants to act to free hungry people from the bondage of food insecurity by supporting robust funding for Childhood Nutrition and WIC Reauthorization Act.


Thursday March 26, 2015, 11:30 am – 1:30 pm



US Capitol Visitor Center, Room SVC 208-209



Jonathan Gilad, Communications Manager


202-212-6031 (o); 914-500-3146(c)

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About the Jewish Council for Public Affairs

JCPA, the public affairs arm of the organized Jewish community, serves as the national coordinating and advisory body for the 14 national and 125 local agencies comprising the field of Jewish community relations.

About MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger

MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger is a national nonprofit organization working to end hunger among people of all faiths and backgrounds in the United States and Israel.

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