Who Goes Hungry? Help Stop Cuts to SNAP (food stamps)
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Congressman Pallone Decries Proposed Cuts to Food Stamps (SNAP)
Pictured below: December 2, 2013 - Congressman Frank Pallone (D-6) with Adele LaTourette (Director of NJAHC) and other anti-hunger advocates at Elijah's Promise in New Brunswick
November 21, 2013 - Charity Alone Can't Pick Up Food Stamp Slack: Editorial, Star Ledger
November 1, 2013 - Over 870,000 struggling NJ residents (10% of the population) will see a reduction in SNAP (food stamps) benefits as of today with the end of a provision in the federal stimulus package (American Recovery and Reinvestment Act/ARRA).
This includes 364,000 children, 15,900 Veterans and at least 195,000 people who are elderly or disabled.
NJ will also lose out on $90 million in federal dollars as a result of the cuts.
NJAHC, Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation and Food Bank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties Host Hunger Awareness Event
Pictured above: September 30, 2013 - Governor Chris Christie and Tom Colicchio, host of Top Chef, discuss hunger in NJ at an event hosted by the NJ Anti-Hunger Coalition (NJAHC), Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation and Food Bank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties at the Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank. The discussion was moderated by MSNBC and Today Show co-anchor Willie Geist.
For more photos and information about the event, click here.