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22 Jun

2019 NBC 4 & Telemundo 47 Health & Fitness Expo New York

Stop by the CFA booth at the 7th annual NBC4/T47 Health & Fitness Expo! The 7th Annual NBC 4 & Telemundo 47 Health & Fitness Expo presented by Quest Diagnostics is a one-of-a-kind, family-friendly health and fitness weekend event held at MetLife Stadium. This free, non-ticketed event is open to the general public. The event is aimed at motivating people to engage in a healthy lifestyle within their community. Visitors to the NBC 4 & Telemundo 47 Health & Fitness Expo...

12 Jun

Send a message to lawmakers

New Jersey lawmakers are considering a resolution that would include $2.1 million in the upcoming state budget to increase SNAP food aid for our state’s most impoverished elderly and people with disabilities. Through a targeted utility assistance initiative, this proposal would provide critical food aid to some of New Jersey’s most vulnerable residents. Many worthy causes compete for limited state dollars. When we all speak up, we have a better chance that legislators will make hunger a priority. We’ve made it...

30 May

Talking Hunger NJ

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 Josh Gottheimer, along with Congressional staff, attended the session, A Congressional Conversation: Hunger in New Jersey, sponsored by Hunger Free New Jersey and the New Jersey Healthy Kids Initiative – Rutgers University. The event was...

10 May

-Gov. Murphy signs anti-hunger package

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 of hunger, helping people find assistance and reducing food waste. Among the bills was the Campus Free Hunger Act, which will establish a $1 million fund to help colleges implement comprehensive solutions to campus hunger, including...

25 Apr

-New rules boost SNAP aid

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 of Aging Services may be eligible for additional benefits. The Lifeline Utility Assistance program provides a $225 annual benefit to eligible individuals to help meet heating and cooling needs. Based on the department’s ability to match...

23 Apr

-Half of NJ seniors missing out on food aid

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 Program (SNAP) helps low-income seniors and others afford the food they need to maintain their health and well-being, yet the FRAC map shows that less than half of eligible New Jersey seniors, age 60 or...

10 Apr

– CFA Blog: Senior Hunger and Your Mother

Customer experience pioneer Jeanne Bliss in her latest book “Would You Do That to your Mother?” urges companies to make business personal by asking: “Would you do that to your mother?”  The idea is that companies should treat their customers as well as they would treat their mother.  She recommends steps ranging from “Be the person I raised you to be” to “Put others before yourself.” April is Senior Hunger Awareness Month and when we look at all the statistics about seniors and food...

06 Mar

-HFNJ releases Annual Bulletin

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 the spotlight on hunger issues. These are all results Hunger Free New Jersey – along with its many partners – realized in 2018.  Read HFNJ’s Annual Bulletin 2018. ...

04 Mar

-Report makes case for boosting SNAP

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 and families. However, as described by many studies, including one by the Institute of Medicine, the greatest shortcoming of SNAP is that benefits for most households are not enough to get through...

25 Feb

-Hunger-Free Campus Act passes Senate!

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 hunger task force that meets a minimum of three times per academic year to set at least two goals with action plans, Designate a staff member responsible for assisting students with enrollment...

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