Last week, Governor Phil Murphy named Mark Dinglasan as the director of the Office of the Food Security Advocate. This critical office will create campaigns to increase enrollment in food insecurity programs, coordinate outreach and communication with food banks and pantries, and would encourage programs like a 24-hour toll-free hunger hotline to help improve access. This position was created last summer after the legislature unanimously passed the legislation, and is the first of its kind in the nation.
“Ensuring access to proper nutrition is essential to solidifying New Jersey as the best state to raise a family, for every family,” said Governor Murphy. “Today, I am excited to announce Mark Dinglasan as the Director of the Office of the Food Security Advocate. I am confident that under Mark’s leadership, we will make great strides in our ongoing commitment to end food insecurity by strengthening food assistance and providing support to communities across the state.”
Dinglasan is not new to the world of food security, he is currently the executive director of Center of United Methodist Aid to the Community, or CUMAC, in Passaic County, and has worked there since 2017.
For more information, read the Governor’s press release here.