10 May -Gov. Murphy signs anti-hunger package
Hunger Free NJ Director Adele LaTourette joins Gov. Phil Murphy, Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin and others at a bill signing today in Trenton. The package of bills promises to reduce hunger in the Garden State.
The package includes bills aimed at reducing college hunger, raising awareness of hunger, helping people find assistance and reducing food waste.
Among the bills was the Campus Free Hunger Act, which will establish a $1 million fund to help colleges implement comprehensive solutions to campus hunger, including enrolling students in SNAP (food stamps), opening food pantries and implementing “Swipe Out Hunger” programs to give students in need food credits in the college cafeterias.
The governor and legislators promised this was only the first step toward ending hunger in the Garden State. Adele applauded their efforts — and promised to reach out soon to talk about new initiatives.
Really great day!