The New Jersey Anti-Hunger Coalition, A Program of CFA
The New Jersey Anti-Hunger Coalition (NJAHC) provides technical assistance and information to food pantries, soup kitchens and other emergency food providers throughout the state. It also educates the public and policy makers about hunger and food insecurity and works to increase poor and low-income people’s access to adequate food for healthy living by advocating for responsible public policies on the local, state and federal levels.
NJAHC works on the local, state and federal level to improve access to nutrition programs such as SNAP, WIC, Summer Food and school breakfast.
NJAHC is co-chair of the "NJ Food for Thought School Breakfast Campaign" which works to improve low-income children's access to school breakfast. In the five years since the Campaign began, NJ has seen a 75% increase in the number of low-income students receiving school breakfast. This translates into about 100,000 more children starting their day with a nutritious meal.
NJAHC partners with the Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation on the "NJ Soul of Hunger" project which educates the public and policy makers about hunger and economic insecurity through photographs taken by those who directly experience these issues. Images are displayed in exhibits around the state and photographers engaged in anti-hunger advocacy, telling their stories to impact change.