Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin and other legislators toured a food bank in Neptune as Coughlin continues his fight against what has become a marquee issue for him -- food insecurity.
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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.
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Fresh off a weekend that emphasized a fractured party, Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin shifted the focus to food insecurity and ending hunger in the Garden State.
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