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State and federal officials, emergency food providers and advocates gathered today to discuss federal issues related to reducing hunger, examining ways to fight threats while advancing efforts to ensure all New Jersey residents have healthy food to eat, every single day. U.S. Representatives Frank Pallone and...

More children are receiving summer meals, helping combat childhood hunger, according to a new report by Hunger Free New Jersey. New Jersey communities served up summer meals to more than 103,000 children on an average day in July 2018 through two federal summer meals programs, according...

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...

Far too many pregnant women, new mothers, and their young children in the U.S. are missing out on the healthy nutrition they need, according to a report released today by the Food Research & Action Center (FRAC).Making WIC Work Better: Strategies to Reach More Women...

New Jersey Department of Humans Services implements changes to boost SNAP aid to disabled and elderly.The department just announced that New Jersey residents who receive social security, food assistance through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and Lifeline Utility Assistance through the New Jersey Division...

Thousands of older New Jersey adults who face hunger are missing out on critical assistance that helps put food on the table, according to data tools recently released by the Food Research & Action Center (FRAC), with support from AARP Foundation. The federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance...

2018 was a banner year in our fight against hunger.Securing new laws to feed more kids. Halting harmful federal efforts to cut food assistance. Forging statewide solutions to hunger for college students, seniors and others. Launching a new brand to leverage our ability to shine...

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...

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...

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...