The Solution

The Problem

42 MILLION PEOPLE IN THE US ARE FOOD INSECURE. ONE MILLION OF THEM LIVE RIGHT HERE IN NEW JERSEY.

One million people in New Jersey face hunger every day. Nearly 300,000 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.

Of the people we serve…

75%

often choose inexpensive & unhealthy food to cope.

73%

often choose between spending on medicine or food.

77%

often choose between utilities and food.

70%

often choose between housing and food.