Governor Murphy introduces 2024 budget, including over $100 million in funding to keep New Jerseyans fed

Last month, Governor Murphy began the Fiscal Year 2024 budget process with his Budget Address. The governor’s budget message kicks off a legislative review process that will include a series of public hearings and committee meetings. Murphy and lawmakers must agree on a balanced budget before July 1.

Governor Murphy’s budget addressed food insecurity in a variety of ways, including:

  • $85 million in support of food banks and emergency feeding organizations
  • $20 million in  new funding for the Working-Class Families’ Anti-Hunger Act, expanding access to free school meals to 25,000 more New Jersey students
  • $1.75 million for the Healthy Corner Store Initiative
  • Funding to ensure a minimum of $95 a month to every household receiving SNAP benefits

Public hearings on the proposed budget have been scheduled, both in-person and virtually. To register and for more information, click here.

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