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food assistance

25 Apr

-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 residents who receive social security, food assistance through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and Lifeline Utility Assistance through the New Jersey Division of Aging Services may be eligible for additional benefits. The Lifeline Utility Assistance program provides a $225 annual benefit to eligible individuals to help meet heating and cooling needs. Based on the department’s ability to match...

10 Apr

– CFA Blog: Senior Hunger and Your Mother

Customer experience pioneer Jeanne Bliss in her latest book “Would You Do That to your Mother?” urges companies to make business personal by asking: “Would you do that to your mother?”  The idea is that companies should treat their customers as well as they would treat their mother.  She recommends steps ranging from “Be the person I raised you to be” to “Put others before yourself.” April is Senior Hunger Awareness Month and when we look at all the statistics about seniors and food...

26 Oct

-NJAHC launches #SNAPFeedsNJ Campaign

Federal food assistance pumps $1.2 billion into New Jersey economies each year, while keeping about 800,000 New Jersey residents – mostly low-income workers, children, senior citizens and people with disabilities – from going hungry, according to NJAHC’s report, SNAP Feeds NJ. The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, also known as food stamps) helps one in 11 New Jersey households afford healthy food. Two out of five of those households include children. More than three-quarters of NJ SNAP families...

10 Oct

-Join us for the kickoff of #SNAPFeedsNJ Campaign!

On Oct. 25 at 11 a.m., the New Jersey Anti-Hunger Coalition will kick off #SNAPFeedsNJ to fight devastating cuts to federal food assistance. The House of Representatives has already taken the first step in approving this harmful measure, which, if passed, would deny food to tens of thousands of vulnerable New Jersey residents – children, the elderly, people with disabilities, the working poor – worsening hunger that already strikes 1 million New Jersey residents. We all need to speak up to...

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