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Posted on: July 15, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Community Funding to Combat Food Insecurity

Yesterday, Senate President Sweeney, Senator Gopal, and Assembly Speaker Coughlin, joined Governor Murphy when he announced that he will direct moneys from the Coronavirus Relief Fund established from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, to support food banks throughout the State.

New Jersey’s Department of Agriculture will distribute $20 million to the State’s six emergency feeding organizations. $10 million will be distributed before August 2020 and another $10 million by December 2020. 

The Governor also announced that $390 million of federal funding was allocated to the State.  Approximately $200 million will be provided for food assistance for school children who receive free or reduced lunch and $180 million for families that receive benefits from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. 

Visit The Food Bank of New Jersey website to get more information about funding for your community’s food programs.

Contact: Ciara Bradley, Legislative Administrator,, 609-695-3481, x128.

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