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Statement From Fred Wasiak, President & CEO of the Food Bank of South Jersey, on “Hunger and Its Solutions in New Jersey”

FRAC study cover image with a Black mother and daughter in a grocery store, near leafy greens, looking at a grocery list together The release of today’s report, the Food Research & Action Center’s “Hunger and Its Solutions in New Jersey: Landscape Analysis of Current Initiatives, Recommended Action, and Emerging Opportunities for Further Investment,” addresses a reality we know too well in South Jersey – that too many people face food insecurity.

Despite heroic efforts made by our community, COVID-19 has exacerbated the problem of hunger and intensified the disparities in who has access to affordable, nutritious food. We must continue to reinforce that food security is vital to the health and well-being of all our residents.

The Food Bank of South Jersey supports the recommendations outlined in the report to effectively and equitably address hunger in our state. We look forward to further collaboration with our partners, policymakers, and other community leaders to create systemic changes that will have meaningful impact for all our neighbors.

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