Initiative Proposals Latest in Speaker’s Efforts to Address Food Insecurity in NJ
As part of his commitment to fight hunger in New Jersey, Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin on Monday will announce a series of proposals to address food insecurity and tackle hunger in the state.
The Speaker will be joined by Anti-Poverty Network of New Jersey Executive Director Renee Wolf Koubiadis, Food Pantry Worker and Edison Councilman Joe Coyle, Chair of Woodbridge’s We Feed Committee Peter Barcelona, Community FoodBank of New Jersey, Executive Director Carlos Rodriguez and other invited guests.
The Speaker will announce the bill package on Monday, Sept. 24, 2018 at the Community FoodBank of New Jersey, 31 Evans Terminal, Hillside, NJ. The Speaker will make the announcement after a tour of the food bank. The tour starts at 10:30 a.m. Media availability to follow.
“Tomorrow I will be in East Brunswick picking fruit that will be donated to a community food bank because I want to highlight the need that exists in New Jersey. This might be a difficult concept for some to comprehend and relate to, but food insecurity is a real issue for nearly one million New Jerseyans. There are people, children who go to bed hungry. In a state as wealthy as New Jersey, this is unacceptable,” said Speaker Coughlin. “I made fighting hunger one of my top priorities because I believe that everyone has a right to the most basic necessities. I will continue to not only raise awareness about food insecurity in the state, but put forth legislative measures to help address it.”