Changing policy and practice
to ensure all New Jerseyans
Have Healthy Food,
Every Single Day

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Fueling Change. Feeding All

Hunger haunts every corner of New Jersey. That’s why a statewide response is critical. Hunger Free New Jersey, a program of Center for Food Action, leads that effort, educating the public and decision-makers about hunger — its causes, its solutions. We mobilize diverse organizations. We push for sweeping changes so every single New Jersey resident has healthy food to eat — every single day.

Kids Breakfast

The 2023 Farm Bill

News About Hunger In New Jersey

Salem County Conversation

Earlier in June, HFNJ, along with the Live Healthy Salem County and the Salem County Inter Agency Council, hosted a conversation with the New Jersey Office of the Food Security Advocate to discuss food access in Salem County, as well as hear OFSA’s plans to increase access to food relief programs. We had a great crowd in-person as well as online!

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Our Top Hunger Solutions

Feeding NJ Kids

Working with partners across New Jersey, Hunger Free New Jersey is advancing efforts that reduce childhood hunger through expanding and linking federal nutrition programs.

Strengthening SNAP

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, SNAP, aka food stamps) is the nation's first line of defense against hunger. We work to protect and strenthen this important program.

More About Hunger in New Jersey

Faces of Hunger

“We had the American dream. In the blink of an eye, it turned to a nightmare. SNAP gave me peace of mind, knowing my kids wouldn’t go to bed hungry.''

College Hunger

In partnership with NJ’s colleges and universities, we are advancing solutions to campus hunger so students don't have to choose between food and school.

Senior Hunger

Seniors are particularly vulnerable to hunger. Many receive meager assistance or no aid at all. We are working on solutions to senior hunger.