Fear in the community is causing people to dis-enroll in the:
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) (a program also knows as food stamps),
WIC (Women, Infants and Children) and
other critical nutrition programs.
This trend in dis-enrollment includes people not using local, church-based food pantries. All of this leads to increased instances of hunger and suffering for these households.
Please note these specific directions to the meeting site. NASW-NJ is in the back of an industrial complex that is behind DeVry University off Route 1 North. It is highly suggested that attendees use the directions below instead of GPS. Some devices may direct people to a back entrance that is closed, with no security guard.
Your voice will help us tell New Jersey’s elected officials in Washington that we are pushing for “No Cuts to Housing.”
Cuts to housing, nutrition assistance and other critical safety net programs are hurting our communities that serve low-income families, the homeless and those with special needs. President Trump’s proposed budget cuts would exasperate the hunger risk caused by hostile political climate that is causing people to dis-enroll.
APN is a membership organization, made up of individuals with lived experience of poverty, non-profit and community-based organizations, faith-based communities, elected and government officials, private businesses, and all concerned individuals.