For over 150 years since 1865, when the last enslaved people learned of their freedom, Black American families, home cooks, chefs, and culinarians have celebrated Juneteenth with rich and diverse foods that tell the story of the perseverance of a people. Commemorate Juneteenth with a celebration of Black culinary traditions. These delicious and nutritious recipes are perfect to share at a cookout or to make at home with family.
Even as we mark another anniversary of emancipation, it’s important to remember that our Black neighbors are disproportionately likely to face hunger. As social justice and food security are inextricably linked, CFBNJ is committed to supporting struggling New Jerseyans with food and resource access, with a particular focus on marginalized communities.