More money is on the way for 260,000 low-income New Jersey families receiving SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) benefits. The state Human Services department is loading nearly $47 million to SNAP cards in December to help families afford more food.
Hunger and food shortages are highlighted even more this year because of the hardships caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Correspondent Raven Santana reports on how in Perth Amboy a student and her family, recognizing the need, are doing what they can to help.
Support for “Hunger in NJ” has been provided by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.