summer meals Report

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.

Local summer meals data.

Hunger Free New Jersey analyzed data measuring community-level participation from 2017 to 2018. We encourage local advocates to use this information to boost summer meals in their communities.

Help spread the word about summer meals!

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.