The Solution

The Problem

38 MILLION PEOPLE IN THE US ARE FOOD INSECURE. ABOUT 800,000 OF THEM LIVE RIGHT HERE IN NEW JERSEY.

About 800,000 people in New Jersey face hunger every day. 200,000 of them are children. When they don’t have enough food to eat, they can suffer direct and dramatic effects on their physical development and mental well-being.

Food insecurity exists in every county across the United States, from the poorest neighborhoods to the most affluent. Parents skip meals so they can feed their children, seniors choose between buying medicine and food, and students decide between their education and food. These tough choices are an unfortunate reality for many of our New Jersey neighbors.

The good news is that hunger is solvable if we work together.

In New Jersey…

9%

of New Jerseyans are food insecure.

11.7%

of Atlantic, Cape May, and Cumberland county residents face hunger.

10%

of children in New Jersey are food insecure.

17.3%

of kids in South Jersey face hunger.