Education & Advocacy
The Food Research and Action Center (FRAC) is the leading national non-profit organization working to improve public policies and public-private partnerships to eradicate hunger and under-nutrition in the United States. FRAC works with hundreds of national, state and local non-profit organizations, public agencies and corporations to address hunger and its root cause — poverty.
Formerly known as America’s Second Harvest, Feeding America is the nationwide network of food banks and is the country’s largest charitable hunger-relief organization.
- A network of more than 200 member food banks and food-rescue organization.
- Serving all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.
The Division of Food and Nutrition administers the National School Lunch Program, the School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program, After-School Snack Program, Summer Food Service Program, Child and Adult Day Care Food Program, Family Day Care Program, Commodity Food Distribution Program and Emergency Food Assistance Program.
Advocates for Children of New Jersey (ACNJ) is the state’s foremost child research and advocacy organization. For almost 30 years, ACNJ has advanced policies that help children and families.
The New Jersey Anti-Hunger Coalition. Representatives from hunger-relief organizations throughout the state work to reduce hunger in New Jersey through education, advocacy and activism.
Action Against Hunger is a community service program administered on behalf of North Jersey by The Record, Herald News, (201), and Community Newspapers and Magazines of North Jersey Media Group. The program runs the largest one-day food drive in the metropolitan area, and it has helped feed those in need in North Jersey since 1991.
A project of the New Jersey Hunger Prevention Advisory Committee, this website provides information about getting help, educating about hunger, and supporting hunger prevention programs.
NJHelps is a free and easy way for you to pre-screen for 28 state and federal programs that are available to help you and your family. There are also online applications for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly food stamps) and New Jersey FamilyCare (a health insurance program for eligible children and families). NJHelps is private; they do not share your information with anyone. NJHelps will tell you where to go for help and what to bring with you after you have answered all the questions.
The SNAP-Ed Connection is a resource system for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.