Posted on October 20, 2016
With an alarming 340,000 New Jersey children facing hunger each year, New Jersey’s schools and communities can do more to tap into federal child nutrition programs, giving children the nourishment they need to be healthy and succeed in school, according to a new report released by Advocates for Children of New Jersey. The report cites pockets of success. In Atlantic City, a community coalition was instrumental in bringing together local leaders to provide summer meals, while the school district is one of the best in the state for serving school breakfast and afterschool meals. The report also makes a series of recommendations for how communities can work together to create strong nutritional safety nets for children.