Fund to feed kids becomes law (Nourishing Young Minds Initiative Fund)

Posted on July 21, 2017

Today, Governor Chris Christie sign into law a fund that will dedicate state dollars to feed children facing hunger.

Under the bill, S-2819/A-4363 (Sweeney, Ruiz, Lesniak/Taliaferro, Andrzejczak, Lampitt, Mosquera, Holley, Quijano), the Nourishing Young Minds Initiative Fund would defray the costs of effectively implementing the federal school breakfast and summer meals programs in high-poverty communities, helping to increase the number of low-income children receiving these meals. Because towns are reimbursed based on the number of meals served, this would bring more federal dollars into New Jersey communities to feed hungry kids.

Check out the video clip from event introducing this legislation.