1 in 7 New Jersey residents struggle with hunger.
In 2014, over 1 million residents in the Garden State were living in food insecure households, over 375,000 of them were children and over 239,000 of them were seniors. In Passaic County, over 60,000 people faced hunger.
In Passaic County, New Jersey over 60,000 people — 1 in 5 children — struggle with food insecurity.
As Passaic County's largest food pantry, CUMAC helped feed 40,000 people last year, but the fight against hunger persists.
In 2014, 8.4% of seniors living in New Jersey were food insecure.
The Hunger Report
- Nearly 49 million Americans (1 in 5 children) face hunger in the United States.
- Food insecurity is growing among seniors. In 2013, nearly 5 million seniors struggled with food insecurity.
- Report: 1 in 7 Americans now rely on food pantries and meal service programs to provide food for themselves or their families.
- Report: 1 in 4 people in New Jersey struggle to meet their basic needs, which often forces these individuals to choose between food and other essential costs (rent, medication, etc.).