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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...

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...

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...

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...

The New Jersey Department of Human Services has announced new rules that will allow more hungry college students to receive federal food aid. We joined the Murphy Administration officials last week to announce the expansion of food assistance to career and technical education students at community...

HFNJ Outreach Director Lisa Pitz highlights hunger on college campuses in this great segment by NJTV.A growing number of college students face hunger as they struggle to complete their studies. Recently-introduced legislation -- Hunger Free Campus Act -- promises to help reduce college hunger. Lisa...

As the nation prepares to observe Veterans Day, a new report finds that 15,000 New Jersey veterans rely on federal assistance to put food on the table - aid that is threatened under a Congressional proposal that would deny help to thousands of New Jersey residents, including...

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. 25 at 11 a.m., the New Jersey Anti-Hunger Coalition will kick off #SNAPFeedsNJ to fight devastating cuts to federal food assistance.The House of Representatives has already taken the first step in approving this harmful measure, which, if passed, would deny food to tens...