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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...

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...

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...