Together we can take on poverty and hunger in New Jersey!

December 27, 2021 2:45 pm

Together we can take on poverty and hunger! In New Jersey, 865,900 people, including 260,340 children, are food insecure, according to a 2021 Feeding America and Hunger Free New Jersey report. That means 1 in 10 individuals (9.6 percent) and 1 in 8 children (13.2 percent) live in homes without consistent access to adequate food.

In 2020, Lunch Break NJ saw an unprecedented demand for groceries — 111 percent more food pickups over 2019. Same holds true for grab-and-go meals — Continental breakfast and lunch served six days a week and Community Dinner on Friday — with a 22 percent rise over 2019. And the need continues to increase as 2021 draws to a close. We’ve never missed a meal so far. And we don’t intend to thanks to the generosity of community members. To find out more about our monthly giving program, contact Development Manager Jill Gwydir-Govel, jgwydir@lunchbreak.org, (732) 747-8577, Ext. 3107. Thank you! Every little bit can make a big difference in someone’s future!

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