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06 Mar

-HFNJ releases Annual Bulletin

2018 was a banner year in our fight against hunger. Securing new laws to feed more kids. Halting harmful federal efforts to cut food assistance. Forging statewide solutions to hunger for college students, seniors and others. Launching a new brand to leverage our ability to shine the spotlight on hunger issues. These are all results Hunger Free New Jersey – along with its many partners – realized in 2018.  Read HFNJ’s Annual Bulletin 2018. ...

04 Mar

-Report makes case for boosting SNAP

A new national report shows how SNAP benefits are inadequate for most households and the benefits of boosting SNAP. The Food Research & Action Center, our national partners, recently released report finds that the monthly SNAP benefits enhance the food purchasing power of eligible low-income individuals and families. However, as described by many studies, including one by the Institute of Medicine, the greatest shortcoming of SNAP is that benefits for most households are not enough to get through...

25 Feb

-Hunger-Free Campus Act passes Senate!

The Hunger-Free Campus Act, (A-4702/S-3239), which promises to address hunger among college students, heads to governor’s desk for his signature. The legislation would establish a grant program to help colleges address college hunger. In order to be deemed a “hunger-free campus,” the institution would be required to: Establish a hunger task force that meets a minimum of three times per academic year to set at least two goals with action plans, Designate a staff member responsible for assisting students with enrollment...

19 Feb

-NJ Spotlight covers FRAC school breakfast scorecard

A great article from NJ Spotlight about the Food Research & Action Center’s recent report, showing New Jersey headed in the wrong direction on serving school breakfast to low-income students. Read the coverage. Despite the bad news, we’re very confidence we will begin climbing back up the school breakfast ranks, once high-poverty schools begin to comply with a new law that requires any school with at least 70 percent of low-income students to serve breakfast after the bell —...

15 Feb

-What Does Hunger Look Like?

Take a moment to look around your neighborhood, chances are most of your neighbors live in a nice home, drive a decent car, maybe have a have pet or two and have some form of income.  How could food insecurity be an issue here, in beautiful Bergen County? I have long supported food relief programs within the United States, it was not until I became an employee of CFA that I became fully aware of how pervasive hunger is in...

13 Feb

-NJ slips in school breakfast ranks

New state law promises improvement New Jersey is heading in the wrong direction when it comes to providing school breakfast to low-income students, many of whom routinely face hunger, according to a national report released today. The state dropped from 19th to 21st place in the Food Research and Action Center’s (FRAC) annual School Breakfast Scorecard. Since 2011, New Jersey schools had made steady progress in reaching more hungry children through the federal School Breakfast Program, but...

07 Feb

– Real Housewife’s Shady Dagger helps feed and shelter local families

What do you do when you receive a passive-aggressive gift, like a shady dagger?   http://www.bravotv.com/the-daily-dish/what-jackie-goldschneider-did-with-jennifer-aydin-dagger-gift.  Well if you are Jackie Goldschneider, from Bravo’s The Real Housewives of New Jersey, you use it to help neighbors in need. “When it was given to me, I came home and said ‘what do I do with this gift that wasn’t very nice, that I didn’t want?’” Jackie said.  “A few days later I realized that when the episode airs, I could...

31 Jan

-Resources abound on new website to feed kids!

The New Jersey Food for Thought Campaign has just launched a brand new website chock full of information and resources to help deliver school breakfast, summer and afterschool meals to more children in need. On the site, managed by Hunger Free New Jersey, you’ll find information about all three federal child nutrition programs, resources for both advocacy and implementation, grant info and links to organizations that can help communities claim federal dollars to feed more hungry kids. Please view and share!

05 Dec

-Work rules dropped from farm bill

Great news! Congressional leaders reportedly said harsh work requirements will not be included in the farm  bill. This proposal would have denied food assistance to thousands of New Jersey residents. With your help, we have been fighting this proposal for months. We thank all who sent messages to our Congressional representatives, shared on social media and otherwise added their voice to the mix in speaking out against this punitive plan. We all want people to find good jobs. But taking food away...

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