Pandemic in NJ forces 1.2 million to become ‘food insecure,’ report says

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Number surges by 56% this year, higher than national rate due to hard-hit hospitality and leisure industries

By Jon Hurdle, NJSpotlight

The number of New Jerseyans who have uncertain access to healthy food is expected to increase by more than 50% by the end of this year because of the pandemic, bringing the total of “food insecure” people to 1.2 million, or 13.5% of the population, according to a report issued on Wednesday.

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