Who We Are
Working to end hunger in New Jersey through education, advocacy and activism
New Jersey is one of the wealthiest states in the nation. Yet, hunger is close by. It strikes your child’s classmates. Your elderly neighbor. Maybe even people in your own family. Hunger is stealthy. It can invade our lives in one crushing moment – a lost job, a debilitating accident, a serious illness.
There is no one face of hunger. Because hunger hurts all of us. That is why it takes a collective effort to end hunger. It takes public and political will. It takes widespread change.
Using a strategic combination of state and federal advocacy and local grassroot activism, the New Jersey Anti-Hunger Coalition takes a comprehensive approach to solving hunger.
We educate the public and decision-makers about hunger — its causes, its solutions. We bring together diverse organization to fight hunger. We push for legislative and policy changes and organize local advocates to ensure that every New Jersey residents has enough healthy food to eat.
Our work is made possible through the generous support of the Center for Food Action, Food Research & Action Center, Partners for Health, the New Jersey Healthy Communities Network and the Tusk Montgomery Philanthropies.
- Co-leads the successful New Jersey Food for Thought Campaign to end childhood hunger.
- Builds local coalitions to stop hunger in their own backyards.
- Advocates with state and federal lawmakers to promote responsible public. policies that improve food quality and access for thousands of people.
- Works with local and state officials to remove barriers to food access.
- Leads various coalitions to improve food access.
- Educates and engages the public through media outreach.
- Engages food pantries, soup kitchens and other emergency food providers in our advocacy.