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    1. 1. What is hunger? Hunger is food insecurity Lack of access to adequate, nutritious food
    2. 2. What is hunger in NJ? 1 out of 5 New Jersey families cannot afford food and housing Over 738,900 people in NJ live at or below the poverty level 575,000 children (27% of children) in New Jersey live in low-income households Food banks in NJ report a 20-30% increase in need during 2009 Source: NJ Anti-Hunger Coalition
    3. 3. Who is involved? New Jersey Higher Education Service Learning Consortium New Jersey Anti-Hunger Coalition New Jersey Governor’s Office of Volunteerism Corella and Bertram Bonner Foundation New Jersey President’s Subcommittee Council Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
    4. 4. Mission To end hunger in New Jersey by combining the efforts of colleges and universities, non-profit partners and government agencies through civic engagement and service learning.
    5. 5. Goals To build mutually beneficial relationships with anti-hunger community organizations and New Jersey colleges and universities To connect the current efforts of NJ Colleges and Universities around the issue of hunger To broaden hunger-related service learning and civic engagement throughout New Jersey
    6. 6. Why participate? Provides opportunities to develop new partnerships Showcases good work while connecting to larger state effort Increases capacity for community partners Assesses impact of hunger related programs
    7. 7. Current Partnerships Lisanne Finston, Executive Director, Elijah’s Promise Joseph Rubenstein, Professor, Anthropology and Sociology, Richard L. Stockton University Student? (Henry Barmeister)
    8. 8. Core Activities Collect & share information Support current and new projects
    9. 9. Collect & share information What? ✓existing efforts ✓new initiatives as they emerge ✓research How? ✓listserv ✓website/social media ✓training ✓forums/conferences
    10. 10. Projects New ✓Food Stamp Enrollment ✓NJ Farm to School Network Potential ✓school gardens ✓community gardens ✓Campus Kitchens
    11. 11. Food Stamp Enrollment Project • The Food Stamp Program is the nation’s first line of defense against hunger. • Only 58% of New Jersey residents who are eligible to receive food stamps participate in the program. Source: Food Research Action Center
    12. 12. Food Stamp Enrollment Project Government Agencies Campus Service Non-profit Agencies
    13. 13. NJ Farm to School Network To improve school lunch programs in NJ To positively affect the diets of school children  To encourage schools to purchase regionally grown produce 
    14. 14. NJ Farm to School Network
    15. 15. NJ Farm to School Network To increase free and reduced meals enrollment and participation To bring more locally grown and produced food into school lunch rooms To become the clearinghouse for school garden nutrition and curriculum programs To collaborate with NJ Department of Education and Department of Agriculture
    16. 16. Next Steps Complete profile on website for NJ Learning to End Hunger Campaign ‣ http://learningtoendhunger.pbworks.com • Schedule phone call or visit with Hunger Fellows
    17. 17. Partner Profiles