NJ governor makes local food a priority
“Since the beginning of our Hunger Initiative in 2006, we have seen more food that is supplied and grown right here in the Garden State being distributed to those who need it the most,” Corzine said. “Our partners have remained committed to maintaining a dependable, consistent supply of nutritious food for our families in need.“I want to encourage our network of food banks, soup kitchens and food pantries to continue to strengthen their partnerships locally to purchase Jersey Fresh products, as it supports our local economies, our businesses, and our agricultural community.”
There doesn’t seem to be any specific guidelines for exactly what percentage of Jersey Fresh products the food banks need to purchase, but New Jersey can provide plenty of good, fresh local food. Those who are in need right now should have access to the same blueberries, zucchini, tomatoes, peaches and world’s best corn on the cob that the rest of the people in the Garden State have access to.
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