Secretary Art Brown, Jr., today urged operators of
homeless shelters in New Jersey to contact NJDA's
Bureau of Child Nutrition for information about a
new program through which shelters can be reimbursed
for meals and snacks provided to resident children.
The new program takes effect July 1, 1999.
federal Child Nutrition Reauthorization Act of 1998
expanded benefits available under the Child and Adult
Food Program (CAFP) to include children under 12
in emergency shelters that provide temporary housing
for children and their families. The goal of the
legislation is to provide children residing in emergency
shelters with year-round access to nutritious meals
more information, shelter operators should contact
the Bureau of Child Nutrition at 609-984-1250.