Mazon Canada

MAZON Canada is the national Jewish response to hunger. To date, our organization has allocated over 8 million dollars to frontline organizations battling hunger across Canada.

Each year, over 4 million people in Canada are forced to choose between healthy food and other critical expenses. Rising poverty and food costs make it harder to eat enough and to eat well.

Funds raised by MAZON Canada are distributed across Canada to over 120 projects a year, both Jewish and non-Jewish. These carefully vetted organizations include food banks, shelter meals, school nutrition programs, and many more.

Over the last 30 years, they have helped tens of thousands of Canadians by allocating over $8 million dollars to hundreds of programs from coast to coast.

MAZON Canada responds to the needs of the hungry throughout Canada whoever they may be.

MAZON Canada funds only those organizations which have as their primary concern the relief of hunger, or those which, as part of their larger mandate, have a distinct program specifically targeted to an identifiable group suffering from hunger.

MAZON Canada was founded by Leonard Fein on the 3% principle. This means we ask our supporters to donate 3% of the food costs of any simcha or milestone event so we can allocate those funds to the hungry to “symbolically invite a hungry stranger to their table”.

Today, MAZON Canada’s fundraising efforts include special events, appeals at holidays, and the sale of occasion cards. To make a donation, click here.


MAZON Canada allocates funds once a year to agencies across Canada that fight hunger on the front lines. Since 1986, MAZON has allocated over $8,000,000 dollars to hunger programs across the country.

To learn more about particular organizations we support, check out our Facebook page where we profile outstanding grantees!

In 2018, MAZON Canada is granting over $350,000 to 130+ organizations, including:


Choices for Youth
The Pottle Centre
Windsor and District Food Bank
Glace Bay Food Bank Society
OOTC Halifax
Minto Community Resources Centre Inc
PEDVAC Foundation
Rogersville Food Bank
St. George and Area Food Bank
Lakeland Resource Center


1Just City
West Broadway Youth Outreach
Melville & District Foodbank
Melfort & Area Food Bank
Moose Jaw Family Services
Midwest Food Resource Project
I Can For Kids
Elves Special Needs Society
Athabasca Good Samaritans Ministries
WE Graham Community Service Society
Stuart Lake Outreach Group Society
McBride Seventh Day Adventist Food Bank
Gudangaay Tlaats’gaa Naay Secondary (GTNS)
Port Clements Elementary
Nelson Food Cupboard Society
Sardis Doorway for Mothers & Children Society
Quest Food Exchange
Jewish Family Services Vancouver
Jewish Family Services Vancouver Island
Jewish Women International BC
Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre
The Kehila Society of Richmond
Ksan Society
Victoria Native Friendship Centre


Almage Senior Community Centre
Maison des Amis du Plateau Mont-Royal
La Maison d’Aurore
St-James Drop-In centre
Les Chemins du Soleil
Cuisine Collectives du Grand Plateau
Mile End Community Mission
Bikur Cholim Montreal
Santropol Roulant
Le Sac a Dos
Native Friendship Centre of Montreal
Christ Church Cathedral Social Service Society
Impact-groupe d’aide en santé mentale
Mission of the Great Shepherd
Le Club populaire de la Pointe Saint-Charles
Action Sante Pointe-St-Charles
Service de nutrition et d’action communautaire (SNAC)
Ahavas Chesed
Free Hebrew for Juniors
Sylvan Adams YM-YWHA
Cummings Jewish Centre for Seniors
PanTree of Life
Auberge Shalom pour femmes
Westmount High School
New Hope Senior Citizens’ Centre
Mission Bon Accueil – Welcome Hall Mission
Beurling Academy
Les Tabliers en folie
Comité d’aide alimentaire des Patriotes
Cuisines Collectives Bouchee Double
Banque alimentaire Memphrémagog
La Montagne d’Espoir
Maison de la Famille de Bois-des-Filion
le Centre d’Entraide d’Argenteuil
Manne du Jour


Kings Kitchen
Madawaska Valley Food Bank
Gloucester Emergency Food Cupboard
St. Joes Supper Table
Caldwell Family Centre
Bethany Hope Centre
Caring and Sharing Exchange
Loaves & Fishes
The Table Community Food Centre
Kawartha Lakes Food Source
Sacred Seeds Collective
Community Care of West Niagara
Village of Hope
Christian Life Centre
The Lighthouse
OOTC Mosaic Interfaith
York Region Food for Learning
The Food Bank of York Region
Chasdei Kaduri Jewish Food Bank
Mississauga Food Bank
Welcome Inn Community Centre
The King’s Way Outreach Centre
OOTC Hamilton
Hamilton Jewish Social Services
OOTC Beth Emeth Synagogue
Inner City Outreach
Woodgreen Foundation
Margaret’s Housing and Community Supports Services
Toronto People With AIDS Foundation
Yonge Street Mission
Egale Canada
Haven Toronto
OOTC Holy Blossom
MNJCC – Shabbats Together
Alexandra Park Neighbourhood Learning Centre
Bikur Cholim
Wychwood Open Door
OOTC Beth Sholom
Our Place Community of Hope
Dovercourt Boys and Girls Club
OOTC First Interfaith
Community Action Resource Centre
TFSS Apple Program
TFSS Beyond 330
Weston King Neighbourhood Centre
Syme Woolner Neighbourhood & Family Centre
Jane Alliance Neighbourhood Services
Creating Together Child and Family Centre
Haven on the Queensway
Delta Food Resource Centre
Nutrition for Learning – Wilson Ave
East Wellington Community Services
Rockwood Centennial Public School
Huron County Food Bank
Lakeside HOPE House
Child Hunger Brantford
Golden Town Outreach
Inner City Home of Sudbury