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food and water at the FoodBank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties
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Colleges, universities opening their own food pantries

Faced with the after effects of the economic downturn, along with the rising cost of tuition, more college students are going hungry.

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Food Pantry
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Fighting hunger in NJ

Hunger continues to persist in New Jersey.

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New Jersey charities in need of donations

The holidays are approaching and charity organizations across New Jersey are desperate for donations to help those in need.

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Hunger is a statewide epidemic in NJ says advocate

The state and federal government are not doing enough to help low-income New Jersey residents put food on the table and coupled with a lingering recession, more families are forced into the already strained emergency food system according to anti-hunger advocates.

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Governor Chris Christie participates in a roundtable discussion with Willie Geist and Tom Coliccio titled "Soul of Hunger" for the Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation.  (Governor's Office/Tim Larsen)
Governor Chris Christie participates in a roundtable discussion with Willie Geist and Tom Coliccio titled "Soul of Hunger" for the Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation. (Governor's Office/Tim Larsen)
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Governor Christie Discusses Hunger at Red Bank Panel [AUDIO]

Agreeing that hunger is a non-partisan issue, Governor Christie said the image and perception of hunger needs to change.

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Food Banks
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Twelve Percent in NJ Can’t Afford Nutritious Food [AUDIO]

About one in eight New Jersey households can't afford to buy enough nutritious food according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. To raise awareness of the number of those struggling to eat, food banks throughout New Jersey will participate in National Hunger Action Month

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Flickr User Theodore Scott
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More Kids Go Hungry in Summer [AUDIO]

Hunger doesn't take a summer vacation. In fact, these few months can be very scary for low-income New Jersey families.

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Facebook Campaign Targets Hunger in NJ [AUDIO]

Responding to proposed cuts in funding for federal nutrition programs, the New Jersey Anti-Hunger Coalition has launched a Facebook photo campaign to shed light on hunger and its prevalence in the Garden State.

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Foodbank of MOC, Rosetta Key Townsquare Media
Foodbank of MOC, Rosetta Key Townsquare Media
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Hunger Action Month Set At The Jersey Shore

Activities fill every day of the September calendar provided by the Foodbank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties in commemoration of Hunger Action Month.

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