HFNJ Director Adele LaTourette received well-deserved recognition for her leadership in fighting hunger in New Jersey when she was named on Senator Loretta Weinberg’s Women Power List.
This prestigious list includes cabinet members, chiefs of staff, business leaders and many other strong influencers. Adele was recognized for her role in shaping public policy that moves us toward the goal of a hunger-free state.
Adele LaTourette has led Hunger Free New Jersey, formerly the New Jersey Anti-Hunger Coalition, since its inception in 1980. She is a leading voice in New Jersey’s anti-hunger and nutrition community and serves as a resource to emergency food coalitions throughout the state.
Adele’s leadership in the anti-hunger field earned her the prestigious Wheeler/Wellstone Award; given by the Food Research and Action Center (FRAC) in Washington, DC. This national award is given annually to a person deemed to be the leading anti-hunger advocate in the nation. Adele is also the convener of the Mid-Atlantic Anti-Hunger Coalition, past Chair of the WIC Advisory Council and past president of the New Jersey Food Stamp Advisory Committee.
Over the past 30 years, she has helped to secure numerous wins for children, families, senior citizens, people with disabilities, veterans and others who struggle to put food on the table, including ensuring more children receive school breakfast and summer meals, protecting federal food aid from cuts and addressing hunger on college campuses.