Advocate for Good Food for All!
Securing Statewide Nutrition Incentives
Lend your voice in support of Good Food Bucks and SNAP Nutrition Incentives. The New Jersey state legislature is considering passing a law to formally establish and fund a state SNAP Nutrition Incentive program. Here, you will find simple ways to lend your voice in support of this legislation. Together we can let our elected officials know that we are ready for New Jersey to take this critical step to ensure every resident can find Good Food Bucks in their community.
In May of 2023, Senator Ruiz and Assemblywoman Sumter introduced bills to the NJ Senate and Assembly, to appropriate $3 million in funding for NJ nutrition incentives.
You should ask your legislators to vote YES for SNAP Nutrition Incentives because they are:
GOOD for Public Health
GOOD for the Economy
GOOD for Farmers
The Good Food Bucks program is a TRIPLE WIN because it positively impacts health, community, and economic development simultaneously by encouraging shoppers who use SNAP to reinvest their fresh produce dollars back into the local economy.
Bills have been introduced to the NJ Senate and Assembly to secure state funding for nutrition incentives!
Assembly Bill A5409
Sponsored by Assemblywoman Sumter and recently introduced into committee, Assembly bill A5409 will establish a NJ Fruit and Vegetable Incentive grant program within the New Jersey Department of Human Services. City Green and the Good Food Bucks program will utilize the funding in the grant program to grow Good Food Bucks into more communities, ensuring residents across the Garden State can enjoy access to affordable, fresh produce.
Senate Bill S3799
Sponsored by Senate Majority Leader Teresa Ruiz, Senator Renee Burgess, and Co-Sponsored by Senator Jean Stanfield. Senate bill S3799 will establish a NJ Fruit and Vegetable Incentive grant program within the New Jersey Department of Human Services. City Green and the Good Food Bucks program will utilize the funding in the grant program to grow Good Food Bucks into more communities, ensuring residents across the Garden State can enjoy access to affordable, fresh produce.
Click the buttons below to engage with your state representatives about NJ nutrition incentive funding!
Use the toolkit (PDF) to learn more about all the ways you can advocate for the Good Food Bucks program!
Look up your NJ Senator and Assemblyperson, based on your municipality! Write down their email address, mailing address, and phone number.
Print out these postcards (PDF), sign, stamp, and mail to your representatives!
Through the Hunger Free New Jersey action webpage, you can send a pre-written message to your state Senator or Assemblyperson to share about the bill!
Automatically Tweet to your account with this pre-written message. Be sure to tag your legislators and add #GoodFoodForAll
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2. Caption your social post with this:
I want to see every farmers market in NJ accepting AND doubling SNAP. The Good Food Bucks network can connect shoppers with SNAP and NJ farmers! Vote yes on S3799/A5409 to ensure Good Food For All!