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Achieving real and lasting change requires the collective effort of many individuals and organizations. That’s why Hunger Free New Jersey works to bring together diverse organizations, empower them with knowledge and engage them in advocacy efforts at the state, local and federal levels.
Here is a look at some of our effective partnerships.
We work with local coalitions to combat childhood hunger by expanding school breakfast, summer meals and afterschool snacks and dinners. We work with parents, teachers, community organizations and others, equipping them with the skills and knowledge they need to help build communities that nourish children, making a real difference in their own backyards.
Contact Lisa Pitz, firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
The Coalition works with emergency food providers across the Garden State, educating them about emerging issues and learning from them about the challenges and trends they encounter each day at the front lines of hunger in New Jersey. These partnerships both strengthen and inform our advocacy initiatives.
If you are an emergency food provider and would like to join our efforts, please contact Lisa Pitz at email@example.com.
The Coalition leads the WIC Advisory Council, a diverse group of maternal and child health providers, who work to increase access to the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC). This federal program provides supplemental foods, health care referrals and nutrition education to low-income, pregnant women and new mothers and to infants and children up to age five.
To learn more, contact Adele LaTourette, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Coalition convenes the SNAP Working Group, which examines regulatory, policy and legislative issues, accesses the effectiveness of these policies and advances solutions so people in need of SNAP food assistance receive it.
To address hunger on college campuses across the state, Hunger Free New Jersey is working with the College and University Food Bank Association to assess the extent of hunger among our college students and develop a range of solutions so these students can complete their education and become productive members of our communities.