Thousands in New Jersey don’t have easy access to healthy food. A House bill could change that. | Opinion


By Ta’Teana Harrell

In New Jersey, 260,340 children are living with food insecurity. Food insecurity is defined as a lack of consistent access to enough food for a healthy and active life that affects not only children, but also families, seniors, and low-income communities.

There are currently two bills sitting in the House of Representatives, H.R 1189 Anti-Hunger Empowerment Act of 2019 and H.R 1717 Healthy Food Access for All Americans Act, which would be the first step in resolving the overarching and increasing issue of hunger in the United States.

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