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A new video from our partners at the Center for Budget & Policy Priorities highlights why working people need SNAP food aid.As Congress continues to consider proposals that would cut SNAP and millions of Americans who rely on this critical food assistance, the Center for...

On Oct. 2, we'll spotlight the importance of school breakfast and discuss a new law that requires high-poverty New Jersey schools to serve breakfast during the school day.Known as breakfast after the bell, this approach significantly boosts school breakfast participation. We are holding the event...

A new state law requires high-poverty New Jersey schools to serve breakfast during the school day. Our new primer explains the ins and outs.Under legislation signed into law in May 2018, schools with at least 70 percent of students eligible for free or reduced-price meals...

A blog just published by the Food Research and Action Center shows how we, along with our many partners, were able to score big wins for kids who face hunger. Read the blog....

NJAHC partnered with the New Jersey School Nutrition Association to host a recent session on implementing breakfast after the bell.Nearly 100 food service directors from around New Jersey gathered on Aug. 2 to share strategies for launching and sustaining successful school breakfast programs.The meeting was...

A new report from the Food Research & Action Center finds New Jersey families with children struggle to feed their kids more so than families in most other states.The report, How Hungry is America?, found that 16 percent of New Jersey households with children faced...

NJAHC Director Adele LaTourette testified before Congress, highlighting the importance of summer meals for kids and advocating for changes to make these meals available to more children all summer long. Read Adele's testimony. Adele told Congress that hunger rises in the summer when school's out and children...

The first half of 2018 was full of great progress toward a Hunger Free New Jersey! Read NJAHC's latest newsletter with all the highlight.The year is half over. The beaches are crowded. The BBQs are firing.And we at the New Jersey Anti-Hunger Coalition are taking...

CFA is very happy to announce that all 26 Oritani Bank branches are accepting donations for non-perishable food items, supermarket gift cards, and monetary donations through August 4th + the OritaniBank Charitable Foundation will match monetary donations made during the Food Drive - August 4th. Please see...

NJAHC Director Adele LaTourette recently talked with WMBC about school breakfast, summer meals & other hunger issues.In this interview with WMBC's Kristie Keleshian, Adele discusses the most pressing hunger-related issues of the day, including implementation of school breakfast legislation, spreading the word about summer meals,...

The House passed its damaging Farm Bill on June 22, but the Senate is now considering a much stronger version.We need to send a message to our Senators to stand firm against any amendments that would weaken food assistance to New Jersey's struggling residents.Send your...

Please Donate Today Hunger doesn’t take the summer off, and for Elaine, who has twin ten-year-old sons and pins together two part‐time jobs, summertime is anything but the blissful, wistful season we all see portrayed in TV commercials. Instead, summertime is a season of higher food...

Two new state laws promise to feed kids all year long. Read the Atlantic City Press's coverage about the impact on kids.Under new state laws, New Jersey high-poverty schools will have to serve breakfast after the bell and meals to children in the summer.Read the...

CFA is piloting a new Dinners4Seniors meal kit program as a way of addressing the expanding needs of our growing senior client population. Each month, 50 CFA Englewood families with all members 60+ years of age, will be selected to receive a #Dinners4Seniors package.The packages...

CFA is offering 3 service opportunities to assemble weekend snack packs to honor the 9/11 National Day of Service and Remembrance.  The first event is scheduled for September 9 at CFA Mahwah and the following two events are scheduled on September 11 at Bergen Community...