1 in 9 New Jersey residents struggle with hunger.
In 2016, nearly 1 million residents in the Garden State were living in food insecure households, 298,000 of them were children and over 200,000 of them were seniors. In Passaic County, nearly 50,000 people faced hunger.
In Passaic County, New Jersey almost 50,000 people — 1 in 6 children — struggle with food insecurity.
As Passaic County's largest food pantry, CUMAC helped serve over 30,000 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
- Over 42 million Americans (1 in 5 children) face hunger in the United States.
- Food insecurity is growing among seniors and older citizens. In 2015, over 5.7 million Americans over the age of 60 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.).