Nearly 3.5 million households in New Jersey, roughly 1.3 million (37%) had incomes below the ALICE Threshold of Financial Survival. ALICE refers to Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed — households that earn above the Federal Poverty Level (FPL) but can’t afford the basic cost of living. Despite struggling to make ends meet, ALICE households often don’t qualify for public assistance. Here’s how Lunch Break is addressing our ALICE clients: So far this year, more than 23,000 meals were served and over 4,100 grocery pickups were recorded. In addition to providing basic needs, including clothing, Lunch Break offers housing solutions, life skills training, resume coaching and family counseling, as we strive to guide more people on a path to self-sufficiency and generational wealth-building. We’re committed to Lunch Breaking the cycle of poverty and hunger in our community and beyond.
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