Hunger and Its Solutions in New Jersey: Landscape Analysis of Current Initiatives, Recommended Action, and Emerging Opportunities for Further Investment
The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has only deepened inequities driven by community disinvestment and systems of oppression, which cut across geographic, racial, and ethnic lines. Reflecting the needs, priorities, and input of the community members most impacted by food insecurity, the Food Research & Action Center recently released Hunger and Its Solutions in New Jersey. This report highlights how diverse community organizations pivoted to diligently address hunger during the pandemic, providing food and connections to services and support; and state agencies fully maximized federal waivers, shifting services and expanding benefits to help mitigate food insecurity. Additionally, it outlines key recommendations that will enable state and local governments, schools, child care providers, community-based and faith-based organizations, emergency food providers, and others to help mitigate hunger.
Read the report.