Food and Health Equity Coalition – Essex County

Next Coalition Meeting:

May 9th, 2024 (1:00 – 4:00 p.m.)

Rutgers University – Newark

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The Food & Health Equity Coalition of Essex County, NJ (FHEC) officially launched on February 1, 2024! With over 50 organizations represented, the launch of FHEC marked the exciting beginning of a cross-sector collaboration to address food and nutrition insecurity in our county.

FHEC is now building its member lists and organizing working groups.  To join this effort and stay informed, please fill out this form.  With any other questions, please email us at

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Read More about FHEC in this article from Food Bank News!


Food & Health Equity Coalition Among First-Ever Grant Recipients of New Food Security Access Fund

FHEC is proud to be included as one of the first-ever grant recipients of the Food Security Access Fund, a collaborative, cross-sector fund led by The Tepper Foundation and the New Jersey Office of the Food Security Advocate. This support will grow our data, research and evaluation work to identify new strategies to end food insecurity in our community.


Graphic recording of the 2/1/24 FHEC Launch Meeting prepared by Philip Bakelaar (