Since 2002, Jonathan Z. Maltzman has been serving as the rabbi of Kol Shalom, where he leads a Conservative Jewish congregation in Rockville, Maryland. As an active spiritual leader, Jonathan Z. Maltzman actively supports charitable organizations founded on Jewish values and ideals such as MAZON.
Since its inception in 1985, MAZON has been committed to its central mission: to end hunger. While it is run by people of the Jewish faith, the organization helps all people afflicted with hunger to gain access to nutritious food. In its more than three decades of existence, MAZON has helped millions of people.
MAZON is a part of National Anti-Hunger Organizations (NAHO), a conglomeration of nonprofits that are working towards curbing hunger in the country. In December 2016 NAHO members, including MAZON, released a unified statement appealing to then incoming president Donald Trump to make alleviating the hunger situation in the United States a high priority. The statement called on President Trump to safeguard the federal nutrition programs, particularly the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), which has been referred to as the nation’s first line of defense against hunger. MAHO went on to call on the administration to avoid cutting the budget allocation for these programs and ensure that no American ever goes hungry.