From 2016 to 2019, New Jersey communities have achieved a 34 percent increase in the number of children receiving afterschool suppers. Despite this progress, New Jersey still falls short of reaching all children who could benefit and is missing out on $19.9 million in federal funds to feed hungry kids. Hunger Free New Jersey encourages communities to use the information in our report and the local data to expand supper service to hungry children, helping to improve their health, academic success and overall well-being.
The State of Afterschool Meals in New Jersey, 2019
Released September 2019, the report finds that a growing number of New Jersey children are receiving afterschool snacks and suppers, but communities still fall short of reaching the recommended 15 percent of children who could benefit from suppertime nutrition.