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Hunger Free New Jersey

Hunger haunts every corner of New Jersey. That’s why a statewide response is critical. Hunger Free New Jersey, formerly known as the New Jersey Anti-Hunger Coalition, leads that effort, educating the public and decision-makers about hunger — its causes, its solutions. We mobilize diverse organizations. We push for sweeping changes so every single New Jersey resident has healthy food to eat — every single day.

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News About Hunger in New Jersey


Breakfast guidance for schools

State encourages school districts to implement effective breakfast programs. New joint guidance from the New Jersey Department of Education and the New Jersey...


-Summer meals for NJ kids!

With the school year winding down, organizations across New Jersey are gearing up to serve fresh, healthy summer meals to children and...


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...


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...

More About NJ Hunger

Hunger Facts

Each year, thousands of New Jersey children, adults, senior citizens, veterans and others face hunger and struggle to find help. Get the facts about hunger in New Jersey.


College Hunger

In partnership with NJ’s colleges and universities, we are advancing solutions to campus hunger, so students do not have to choose between food and school.

Senior Hunger

Seniors are particularly vulnerable to hunger. Many receive only meager assistance and many receive no aid at all. Read more about the solutions to senior hunger.

SNAP Fact Sheets | October 2017
Federal Food Aid Data by Congressional District



Fact Sheet | August 2018
NJ School Breakfast Legislation Explainer


Hungry NJ Children

Hungry NJ Residents

Hungry Senior Citizens