The JCC on the Palisades Teen Philanthropy Institute awarded the CFA Weekend Snack Pack Program funding to distribute 555 snack packs to local kids at risk of weekend hunger. Giving Locally = Helping Locally!


On behalf of the Bergen County Freeholders, Freeholder John D. Mitchell presented $5,000 to CFA "in support of their tireless efforts to feed the hungry". (l-R) Barbara Grohs, CFA Board member, Freeholder John D. Mitchell and Jennifer Johnson-Rothman, CFA Director of Communications. 



Bergen Highlands/Ramsey Rotary Club along with the Saddle River Valley Task force and Inserra Supermarket, Inc. donated $9000 earlier this year.  CFA is grateful for the ongoing support of these generous organizations and businesses.



Chris Sobel (left), as part of his Eagle Scout Project, collected over 12,750 lbs of food that will help provide emergency food to over 200 local resident at risk of hunger.  Chris also collected  $1,700.   Fellow Scouts from Troop #142 and family and friends joined in to make his effort a success.



The Knights of Pythias Benjamin Cardoza Lodge answered CFA's call for help with a $1,000 donation earlier this month. This elevated their 2012 CFA donation amount to $4,000.  The generosity of the Knights of Pythias allows CFA to continue providing emergency food and homelessness prevention assistance to local families and individuals who are struggling.  We are grateful.


Girl Scout Troop 1427 organized a month long food drive in February as part of their Bronze Award. They recently dropped off approximately 3.5 tons…TONS of collected food and $3,124 worth of supermarket gift cards and cash to CFA Mahwah.  “CFA is extremely grateful for the hard work Troop 1427 dedicated to organizing and facilitating this incredible food drive,” according to Jim James, CFA Mahwah site manager.


At a recent Board of Directors' meeting, The National Council of Jewish Women, Bergen County Section collected nearly $1,000 to help CFA provide emergency relief to local families and individuals.NCJW provides funding and volunteer support to CFA throughout the year.  CFA is exremely grateful for the ongoing support of the NCJW, Bergen County Section.


Thank you to Tru Care Physical Therapy in Ramsey for donating funds for emergency food.  We are grateful for your support.


We are grateful to the Community Chest of Englewood, Tenafly and Englewood Cliffs for their donation of $5,000 to help CFA provide emergency food to local families and individuals at risk of hunger.



Your ongoing support helps many local families.  Thank YOU!



Marlene Ceragno organized an "adult briefs" drive at the JCC on the Palisades.  (l-r) Marlene Ceragno and Will Eason, CFA Englewood Pantry Manager.  Marlene hopes to host an additional adult briefs drive at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center Incontinence is the second leading cause of institutionalization.

Many thanks to the North Jersey Chapter of the American Payroll Association (APA) for their ongoing support of CFA

Pathmark Program Makes it Easy to Help CFA

Center for Food Action (CFA) has teamed up with Pathmark Supermarkets through the Pathmark Community Rewards Program. This program allows families to earn 1% of their purchase totals for their favorite charity and there is no cost to YOU. CFA is a registered beneficiary.

Simply register your Pathmark Card (or phone # used at checkout) to our organization ID # 500029495 by calling 800-931-6258 or online at  

Present your card (or use your registered phone #) at checkout, pay for your groceries any way you’d like (cash, check, credit card, gift card, or food stamps) and you will earn 1% for our organization!


Boy Scout Troops 184 and 2295 and Cub Scout Packs 95 and 229, all from River Edge, collected 853 bags of food for CFA. Many Thanks!!! 


Troop 1467 earned their Cadette Community Service Pin, in part, by helping CFA sort and pack donated food.  Thank you for your service.


Maxie Anthon (3rd from top left), an eighth grade student at Elisabeth Morrow School in Englewood, decided to take action when she learned that there are kids in her community who experience weekend hunger. She organized her Elisabeth Morrow community and raised over $3,700 for CFA's Weekend Snack Pack Program's Grieco Elementary School distribution.


THANK YOU to the National Council of Jewish Women, Bergen County Section, for reaching out to help local famiies and individuals in need.  Your support is extremely important to CFA's mission. (l-) Jennifer Johnson CFA, Marcia Levy NCJW, Elaine Pollack NCJW, Patricia Espy CFA,Carole Benson NCJW, Peggy Kabakow NCJW


What can we learn from Jared?  How to organize a successful food drive!  With the support of his classmates and teachers, Jared organized an extremely successful school food drive for local families in need. Food donations to CFA are down substantially from April of this year. Thank you Jared for making a difference!


The Rotary Club of The Palisades is expanding CFA's Weekend Snack Pack Program to included an elementary school in Edgewater.  Last year they provided weekend snack packs to the Anna C. Scott school in Leonia.






County Executive Donovan along with Freeholders Driscoll, Mitchell and DeNicola present CFA’s Jennifer Rothman with a check for $10,000. The money was obtained through a grant.






Thank you to the CSA of the JCC on the Palisades for the bounty of fruits and vegetables delivered by your group every Wednesday.  Special thanks to Rabbi Steve Golden for his inspiration and leadership.



Experience the joy of gardening and giving by planting a community garden and donating the produce to CFA. Fresh vegetables are a rare treat for many of our clients.

Thank you to the Gifted Child Society's Summer Super Stars Camp at Norhern Highlands High School for donating funds to CFA's Weekend Snack Pack Program.  



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