Countdown to Savor.2015

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Join us for a Gala Evening of Fine Wines & Gourmet Cuisine 

Teaneck Marriott at Glenpointe

April 27, 2015 | 7 pm - 10 pm

Help your neighbors in need while sampling the delicious offerings from 28 of our area's finest restaurants and fabulous wines presented by Giannone Wines & Liquor Company: Gwine.com

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Join us in saying:  #No2Hunger

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"When your kids are eating toast for breakfast and pasta for dinner, you have to swallow your pride and reach out for help. It's terrible not having enough food for your kids."

Julie had been working as a caregiver for an elderly man for the past three years but lost her job when he suddenly became too sick and needed hospitalization. She's already set up job interviews, but in the meantime, CFA is here to help.

"My kids will be so happy when I get home with all this food.  I really appreciate your help." 

Julie and all of us at the Center for Food Action thank you. Your generosity has helped us distribute millions of dollars worth of food this year to people struggling to put food on their tables. 


New Refrigerated Box Truck Will Help CFA Collect Fresh Foods

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Through the generosity of the Bergen Highlands/Ramsey Rotary Club, Jen Maxfield Ostfeld and Scott Ostfeld and the Richard S. Wolfman Family Foundation, we now have a refrigerated box truck with a lift gate. This valued addition to CFA's vehicles will more than double our ability to pick up and safely transport a wide variety of fresh food items...equaling more meals on the tables of our poorest neighbors.

We are deeply grateful for the ongoing and generous support of the Bergen Highlands/Ramsey Rotary Club, Jen Maxfield Ostfeld and Scott Ostfeld and the Richard S. Wolfman Family Foundation.


garden_14.JPGLet's Grow Together! CFA Garden Schedule 

  • April 15: First visit from D-E students to pull up weeds, mark paths, and turn over the soil.
  • April 22: Second visit from D-E students to test the soil. 
  • May 6 & 7:  D-E students will come to add soil amendments and add compost to garden beds in preparation for planting.
  • May 11, 13 & 14:  D-E Students will plant seeds and transplant.

We're looking for volunteers to help with our expanded 2015 CFA garden project!  Our CFA Englewood onsite garden has nearly tripled in size. A special thank you to Jen Anderson, of AJR Landscaping, for assuring the success of our garden initiatives by generously donating her expertise and time. We also want to thank CFA Board Member Deborah Klein, and her family, for making a generous donation in support of CFA's work to provide fresh and nutritious produce to our neighbors in need.  

We welcome all seasoned and new gardeners who are interested in helping manage and continue to expand our gardens. Contact Jen at jen@ajrlandscaping.com or call CFA: 201.569.1804 x28More


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Welcome to Smile Packs

Smile Packs, a new CFA initiative, is designed to help encourage our young clients to exercise proper dental hygiene.  With the support of four area dentists and local groups, we are now periodically adding Smile Packs to the weekend snack packs that are distributed to local elementary school children.

Thank you to Fair Lawn Dental Associates (Dr. Mahler), Edgewater Pediatric Dentistry (Dr. Rosalie Nguyen), Pediatric Dentistry, (Dr. Frank Scartozzi) and Prosmiles Cosmetic Dentistry (Dr. Lena Andriescu) for generously donating the first Smile Packs.  

Will your dentist support our Smile Packs initiative?  For more information contact: jenniferjohnson@cfanj.org | 201.569.1804 x28  

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Thank you to Dwight-Englewood School for helping CFA provide fresh, organic veggies to local families in need. #Gratitute and thanks for saying: #No2Hunger http://gardenplanner.seedsavers.org/gard...

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Upcoming Events

  • April 19: Dwight-Englewood High School Global Youth Day Event 
  • April 25: Jean Terman Photography Grand Opening Food Drive & Fundraiser for CFA: 808 High Mountain Road, Suite 107, Franklin Lakes, NJ. Donors can have their photos taken.  Learn more: Jean Terman Photography on Facebook | Website 10 a.m. – 7:00 p.m
  • April 27: Savor.2015 - An Evening of Wine & Food to Benefit CFA.  Tickets still available.
  • April 29: Dwight-Englewood Students volunteers at CFA Saddle Brook
  • May 3: Crop Walk 2015.  Stop by CFA Englewood for some water and cookies during your walk
  • May 9: Letter Carriers'"Stamp Out Hunger" Food Drive
  • May 14: Unilever Volunteer Event at CFA Saddle Brook
  • May 17: Junior Women's Club of Ramsey & Metro Church Assembling Weekend Snack Packs
  • May 28: Smith School in Tenafly assembling Weekend Snack Packs

 

 

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