Courage Saved Her Life

APN Highlights Neighbors Struggling to
Meet Basic Needs

MeganAs the holiday season begins, the Anti-Poverty Network (APN) of New Jersey is launching a new campaign called Stories of New Jersey.

This campaign calls attention to New Jerseyans who struggle to meet their basic needs, and highlight the programs that help put food on their tables.

The campaign is launched in partnership with the New Jersey Anti-Hunger Coalition.

According to the recently released report by Legal Services of New Jersey, almost one-third of New Jersey residents live in poverty. This campaign will show the stories behind these grim statistics – and what can be done about it.

Megan is the first person to be profiled in Stories of New Jersey. Megan is a single mother and domestic violence survivor who relies on government assistance to support her family. She was recently one of the keynote panelists at the Anti-Poverty Network’s Poverty Summit and works closely with Soul of Hunger and the New Jersey Anti-Hunger Coalition.

In conjunction with the campaign, APN is launching a logo contest for Stories of New Jersey. The logo will promote this consciousness-raising initiative, get people interested in the initiative, and counteract stereotypes of struggling individuals. So get creative and send APN your ideas! The creator of the winning entry will win free registration for next year’s Poverty Summit.

Click here to read Megan’s story.

Click here to email APN Communications Manager Elizabeth to arrange an interview to share your own story.

The deadline for submissions is Monday, December 23, 2015. Click here to submit your logo.

Join the conversation on #storiesofnj on Twitter.