Speaker Craig Coughlin released the following statement today after Gov. Phil Murphy signed a sweeping anti-hunger bill package into law. The bills specifically address the reduction of food waste and food deserts, helping farmers, the provision of resources and information to the general public and food insecurity among students enrolled in public institutions:
“Too many residents in the state of New Jersey go to bed without a meal every night – 1 out of every eight residents to be exact. No family should have to choose between paying their bills and eating a nutritious meal.
“The bills signed into law today will help steer us in the direction of reducing food waste, donating food to markets in need and combating food insecurity.
“To fight hunger effectively, we must address all possible sources of food insecurities for New Jersey families.”