About us

Launched in 2011, The New Jersey Food for Thought Campaign is led by Hunger Free New Jersey and is driven by a statewide coalition committed to combating childhood hunger.

This effective partnership of state agencies, including the New Jersey Department of Agriculture, health, wellness and education organizations, municipal government, child advocates and others has resulted in many more children receiving the nutrition they need to grow, learn and thrive.  

The coalition works to build statewide support for the expansion of federal child nutrition programs through outreach and communications.  Our primary state partner is the New Jersey Department of Agricuture. National partners are the Food Research & Action Center and the American Dairy Association Northeast. 

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Since the campaign's 2011 launch, the number of children receiving school breakfast has soared 81 percent. Summer meals served rose 27 percent in just two years. And more communities are serving afterschool meals.

Campaign Funders & Leaders

Campaign Coalition Members

Hunger Free New Jersey manages this website. For information, contact Nancy Parello at nparello@cfanj.org.