State Food Purchase Program [SFPP] designed to distribute free healthy and nutritious state donated food to feed people affected by hunger. (http://www.nj.gov/agriculture/divisions/fn/fooddistrib/foodpurchaseprogram.html)
The Emergency Food Assistance Program [TEFAP] was designed to distribute free federally donated food to eligible, needy persons throughout the country. (http://www.nj.gov/agriculture/divisions/fn/fooddistrib/tefap.html)
School Breakfast and Lunch is a federally assisted meal program operating in public and nonprofit private schools and residential child care institutions. Its goal is to provide a nutritious, well-balanced breakfast and lunch for children in order to promote sound eating habits, to foster good health and academic achievement and to reinforce the nutrition education taught in the classroom. (http://www.nj.gov/agriculture/divisions/fn/childadult/school.html)
Women, Infants and Children [WIC] provides Federal grants to States for supplemental foods, health care referrals, and nutrition education for low-income pregnant, breastfeeding, and non-breastfeeding postpartum women, and to infants and children up to age five who are found to be at nutritional risk. (http://www.nj.gov/health/fhs/wic/)
Financial Assistance is offered to very low to low income individuals and families of Hudson County with special needs. Depending on the level of need and the availability of resources, the eligible participant will benefit from Tenant Based Rental Assistance (TBRA) or Short Term Rent Mortgage and Utility Assistance (STRMU) both programs are designed to thwart homelessness. Coupled with financial assistance, all participants are offered comprehensive case management, financial education, advocacy and linkages to resources to enhance established goals related too health, education, employment, nutrition and access to mainstream resources. The financial support together with the supportive services is intended to foster stability and wellness in each household.