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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


Summer meals on the rise!

More children are receiving summer meals, helping combat childhood hunger, according to a new report by Hunger Free New Jersey. New Jersey communities...


-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...

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