afterschool meals

31 Jan

-Resources abound on new website to feed kids!

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 about all three federal child nutrition programs, resources for both advocacy and implementation, grant info and links to organizations that can help communities claim federal dollars to feed more hungry kids. Please view and share!

29 Mar

-NJ lags in afterschool meals

Only a fraction of low-income New Jersey students are receiving afterschool meals, according to a new report from the Food Research & Action Center. The Child and Adult Care Food Program provides federal funds to feed children snacks and dinners after school. FRAC’s first report on this critical child nutrition program found that just 4 percent of low-income students receiving free and reduced-price school lunch also received an afterschool supper. If New Jersey achieved a 15 percent participation rate,...