NJAHC Director Adele LaTourette testified before Congress, highlighting the importance of summer meals for kids and advocating for changes to make these meals available to more children all summer long.
Adele told Congress that hunger rises in the summer when school’s out and children lack access to school meals. She noted that New Jersey has seen a dramatic increase in children served through the summer meals programs, thanks to efforts by the New Jersey Food for Thought Campaign, the New Jersey Department of Agriculture and communities across the state that are working together to feed children at pools, parks, libraries, schools and other places where children congregate during the summer.
The New Jersey Anti-Hunger Coalition leads the New Jersey Food for Thought Campaign and has played a significant role in helping to ensure all kids enjoy hunger-free summers. We are expecting even more progress this summer.