Working to end hunger in New Jersey
through education, advocacy and activism


In 1980, the Center for Food Action created the Statewide Emergency Food and Anti-Hunger Network (SEFAN) to support emergency food providers around the state and to raise awareness of hunger in New Jersey.

In 2009, SEFAN changed its name to the New Jersey Anti-Hunger Coalition (NJAHC) and remains a program of the Center for Food Action.

Founded in 1980, the New Jersey Anti-Hunger Coalition is a program of the Center for Food Action, which provides emergency services to northern New Jersey’s poorest and most vulnerable residents. Recognizing that food pantries cannot meet all the needs, NJAHC was formed to advance broader solutions to hunger.

NJACH was recognized in the Good Food Org Guide for its exemplary anti-hunger work and is the leading anti-hunger advocacy organization in New Jersey. Our advocacy work is funded in part by generous grants from the Food Research and Action Center (FRAC) and Mazon: A Jewish Response to Hunger.