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A new national report shows how SNAP benefits are inadequate for most households and the benefits of boosting SNAP.The Food Research & Action Center, our national partners, recently released report finds that the monthly SNAP benefits enhance the food purchasing power of eligible low-income individuals...

Check out the New Jersey Food for Thought's latest e-news chock full of great resources to help schools serve breakfast to more kids.Read the March NJ Food for Thought E-News.National School Breakfast Week is March 4 though March 8. It's a great time to shine...

The Hunger-Free Campus Act, (A-4702/S-3239), which promises to address hunger among college students, heads to governor's desk for his signature.The legislation would establish a grant program to help colleges address college hunger.In order to be deemed a “hunger-free campus,” the institution would be required to:Establish...

A great article from NJ Spotlight about the Food Research & Action Center's recent report, showing New Jersey headed in the wrong direction on serving school breakfast to low-income students.Read the coverage.Despite the bad news, we're very confidence we will begin climbing back up the...

Take a moment to look around your neighborhood, chances are most of your neighbors live in a nice home, drive a decent car, maybe have a have pet or two and have some form of income.  How could food insecurity be an issue here, in...

New state law promises improvementNew Jersey is heading in the wrong direction when it comes to providing school breakfast to low-income students, many of whom routinely face hunger, according to a national report released today.The state dropped from 19th to 21st place in the Food...

What do you do when you receive a passive-aggressive gift, like a shady dagger?   http://www.bravotv.com/the-daily-dish/what-jackie-goldschneider-did-with-jennifer-aydin-dagger-gift.  Well if you are Jackie Goldschneider, from Bravo's The Real Housewives of New Jersey, you use it to help neighbors in need."When it was given to me, I came...

The USDA has issued guidelines for people who receive SNAP and were affected by the shutdown.This document busts myths and provides important information for SNAP recipients.Read the guidance....

The New Jersey Food for Thought Campaign has just launched a brand new website chock full of information and resources to help deliver school breakfast, summer and afterschool meals to more children in need.On the site, managed by Hunger Free New Jersey, you’ll find information...

New study finds hunger is prevalent among college students, offers solutions to help address hunger and help more students succeed.The U.S. Government Accountability Office report, released Jan. 10, found that more than half – 57 percent – of at-risk students were not participating in the...

Amid the government shutdown, the roughly 730,000 New Jersey residents who rely on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, (SNAP, aka food stamps) will receive their full February benefits early. The benefits are being issued today.A provision in the budget bill, which expired Dec. 21, allows the...

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your support in 2018, yet we must continue to ask for your support.  Please, take a moment to donate today. http://www.cfanj.org  Your collaborating is critical to helping our neighbors in need put food on their tables and...

Dinners4Seniors ProgramCFA is introducing Dinners4Seniors, a new supplemental food package program for qualifying seniors 60+ years of age.  To expand how we help our growing senior population, we will be giving four additional meals to qualifying seniors.The package will include individual servings of salmon, cod,...

Great news! Congressional leaders reportedly said harsh work requirements will not be included in the farm  bill.This proposal would have denied food assistance to thousands of New Jersey residents. With your help, we have been fighting this proposal for months. We thank all who sent...

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...