New Jersey Assembly Democrats:"The more food we can save on New Jersey farms for donation, the more we help to ensure that families, children will not go hungry." - Reynolds-Jackson, DeAngelo on ACR-204

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"The more food we can save on New Jersey farms for donation, the more we help to ensure that families, children will not go hungry." - Reynolds-Jackson, DeAngelo on ACR-204

Measure is One of Multiple Anti-Hunger Bills Advanced Thursday in the Assembly

(TRENTON) - Assembly Democrats Verlina Reynolds-Jackson (D-Mercer, Hunterdon) and Wayne DeAngelo (D-Mercer, Middlesex) issued the following joint statement Thursday on their bill urging New Jersey Supreme Court to promote public awareness campaign for food growers to register as placement worksites:

"Expanding available community sentencing assignment choices to include helping local farmers with gleaning activities, after commercial harvesting is complete, is a way to help farmers reduce spoilage of produce.

"Local community food banks, soup kitchens, or pantries -- the organizations on the frontlines of the fight against hunger - rely on donations from gleaning. The more food we can save on New Jersey Farms for donation, the more we help to ensure that families and children will not go hungry."

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