Unsellable crops are often taken from farms and dropped in a landfill. Some companies are out to stop the waste and simultaneously feed those who are food insecure or live in food deserts.
Anti-hunger advocates and Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin cite the Garden State’s growing and grim statistics. Coughlin says about one in eight, or 266,000 people, are affected by food insecurity.
The goal of the initiative is with more New Jersey students able to receive SNAP, there’s a better chance of them completing their education and going on to land higher paying jobs.
Some 35,000 New Jersey residents could lose SNAP benefits if Congress passes the House version of the farm bill.
Farmers Against Hunger coordinates gleanings with about 20 participating farms in the state.
A new measure to make guns smarter and safer. It would give firearm manufacturers incentive to make them, and discourage gun rights groups from preventing their sale. The most wide-scale condemnation ...
Against a deadline of midnight tomorrow, legislators rushed to pass scores of bills that may or may not make it to Gov. Christie's desk. One calls the day "anticlimactic." Months of maneuvering are ...
Giving USA found charitable giving up nationwide for 2014. New Jersey organizations have seen an increase as well.
More immigrants here than ever. Will Obama protect them or deport them? The Revel buy's a bust. What's next for Atlantic City? Free shipping from retailers. And free turkeys for food banks.
Food banks in NJ are dealing with increased demand with the recession, Hurricane Sandy and AC casino closures.
Does an alliance with Christie help or hurt a state power broker? Does the governor's retort seem presidential? A small Jersey firm's decontaminates kill the Ebola virus.
The Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund has awarded $37.2 million to 106 non-profits since the storm hit.
Beaches brace for a glancing blow from Arthur. Fireworks over the governor's gun control veto. And what do kids who rely on school lunches do when school is out?
Summer Food Service Program provides up to two healthy meals a day to children who qualify.
The governor speaks out about finding a better way to deal with drug offenders. The state’s credit rating could be in jeopardy because of what’s being called a sluggish recovery. And four former ...