NJ families still waiting for over $500M in pandemic food assistance

A federal relief program created last spring was meant to be a lifeline for families

Millions of dollars in emergency food money was supposed to be given to New Jersey families this school year. But that hasn’t happened, and thousands of children are going hungry. Patrick Wall of Chalkbeat Newark discusses why the money hasn’t been distributed.

Support for “Hunger in NJ” has been provided by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

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