Adele LaTourette has led Hunger Free New Jersey, formerly the New Jersey Anti-Hunger Coalition, since its inception in 1980. She is a leading voice in New Jersey’s anti-hunger and nutrition community and serves as a resource to emergency food coalitions throughout the state.
Adele’s leadership in the anti-hunger field earned her the prestigious Wheeler/Wellstone Award; given by the Food Research and Action Center (FRAC) in Washington, DC. This national award is given annually to a person deemed to be the leading anti-hunger advocate in the nation. Adele is also the convener of the Mid-Atlantic Anti-Hunger Coalition, past Chair of the WIC Advisory Council and past president of the New Jersey Food Stamp Advisory Committee.
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Lisa Pitz has been with Hunger Free New Jersey since 2002. Lisa holds an MSW in Community Organizing and Program Planning and has been working on issues pertaining to hunger and homelessness for more than 20 years. Lisa works in communities throughout the state to form effective coalitions to ensure healthy, affordable food is available to thousands children and families who struggle to make ends meet. Lisa chairs the NJ College and University Food Bank Alliance and is a member of the Anti-Poverty Network of NJ and Mid-Atlantic Anti-Hunger Coalition.
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Nancy has worked in the advocacy field for 16 years and previously served as communications director for Advocates for Children of New Jersey and the New Jersey Department of the Public Advocate/Office of the Child Advocate. Prior to becoming an advocate, Nancy was a reporter for 16 years, spending the last six years of her reporting career as a Statehouse reporter for the Associated Press and the Bergen Record.
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