Assembly Human Services

The Assembly Human Services Committee is responsible for legislation that impacts individuals and families with mental illnesses, developmental disabilities and addictions; and individuals and families with low incomes.
Democratic Research Aide:  Keith White   
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Taliaferro, Houghtaling & Andrzejczak Bill to Encourage Donation of Excess & Unused Food to Food Assistance Programs in NJ Clears Assembly

Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Adam Taliaferro, Eric Houghtaling and Bob Andrzejczak that would make it easier for certain entities to donate excess food to food assistance programs was approved Thursday by the General Assembly.

"It is almost sinful to waste food that could help feed people in need," said Taliaferro (D-Cumberland/Gloucester/Salem). "Providing a how-to guide to schools on how to donate excess food could help increase supply for food banks. This not only helps reduce food waste, but helps provide for people who depend on food assistance programs to feed themselves and their families."

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