New Jersey recently received federal approval of its plan to provide special food assistance to school-age and preschool children.
Federal efforts continue to boost SNAP and make it easier to feed children during the pandemic. SNAP expansion included in latest stimulus package The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will…
The USDA has extended critically needed waiver flexibilities for summer meal programs to September 30, 2021. These waivers make it easier for schools, local government agencies and non-profit organizations to…
Encourage parents to apply for free or reduced-price school meals.
New Jersey schools are reporting a low return of applications for free or low-cost school meals. This is concerning. Find out why.
Congress recently passed a resolution that that will help address childhood hunger, which has grown to even more alarming rates during COVID-19. The Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer Program (P-EBT), which…
The COVID pandemic has amplified the need for summer meals for children. This report tracks New Jersey's progress, while making recommendations for feeding more kids this summer.
Here is the latest information about addressing hunger during the coronavirus crisis. Grant resources are listed at the end of this post.
Hunger-Free Students’ Bill of Rights Act passed the state Assembly last week -- a significant step toward outlawing "lunch shaming" in the Garden State.
Director Adele LaTourette gave lawmakers an update on school meals and other child nutrition program participation during a Senate hearing on Monday.