There have been significant state and federal responses aimed at addressing hunger during the COVID-19 outbreak. Please follow Hunger Free NJ for the latest info about state and federal response to help schools feed students during this closure, help people keep and apply for food assistance and increase funding for these programs.
The Community Food Bank of NJ hosts an online tool to help NJ residents find food.
What is the federal government doing?
Congress passed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, which provides several rule waivers to make it easier for schools, local government and community organizations to feed children and receive federal reimbursements. The act also provides additional funding for WIC and some flexibility in SNAP provisions.
In this rapidly changing environment, programs should stay in touch with their point of contact at the NJ Department of Agriculture.
FRAC’s COVID-19 Updates
Stay abreast of the latest developments at the federal level with FRAC’s COVOID-19 page. You can also take action here to urge Congress to take more steps to protect people from hunger and provide other assistance during this crisis. Plus, there are links to tons of resources.