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RCSG Helps to Address Food Insecurity in NJ

Ensuring access to programs that can provide low or no-cost meals to children and families should always be a priority for our governmental leaders, but the pandemic made this issue all the more urgent. 

In partnership with a coalition of anti-hunger advocates, River Crossing Strategy Group helped to research and develop a package of policies to better address hunger issues in New Jersey. We took that package of policies to legislative leaders and helped to steer the bills through committees and voting sessions to get them to the Governor's desk.
These policies, now law, include creating the Office of Food Insecurity Advocate, which will coordinate the different funding sources and food programs, adding supplemental state funding to school meals, and requiring the Department of Human Services to create a mobile app to allow New Jerseyans to sign up for and certify hunger benefits.