Hunger Free New Jersey's report finds summer meals on the rise in the Garden State.
Since 2015, New Jersey communities have achieved a 38 percent increase in the number of children receiving summer meals, according to Hunger Free New Jersey's report, issued May 2019. Together, these communities claimed $12.7 million in federal funds to feed hungry kids in the summer -- a 71 percent increase since 2015.
The State of Summer Meals in New Jersey, 2018
Released May 2019, the report finds that New Jersey communities fed more than 103,000 children on an average day in July 2018 through two federal summer meals programs.
Getting the word out about summer meals is key to reaching all those in need. This takes a community-wide effort -- schools, community and faith-based organizations, local government -- all have a role to play. We've made it really simple to spread the word with our toolkit, flyers & other resources.