The Center for Food Action provides emergency food, homelessness prevention and utility assistance to tens of thousands of individuals and families living in Northern NJ.

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Emergency Food & Homelessness Prevention: 2013

  • CFA distributed over 70,000 food packages to local families and individuals in Northern Bergen County.
  • An emergency food package consists of seven days worth of food and the amount of food a household receives is based on family size. 
  • On average, an emergency food package consists of 6 bags of groceries. 
  • CFA also provided Thanksgiving food packages to 3,435 households – 11,679 people
  • As needed, CFA clients can come for food packages up to 12 times a year.
  • CFA helped 1,980 households with other basic needs: rent - 479 households, security deposits - 396  households, utility & heating bills - 986 households, miscellaneous assistance - 119.
  • CFA distributed over 18,000 weekend snack packs in four Northern NJ elementary schools.

The New Jersey Anti-Hunger Coalition

  • The mission of the New Jersey Anti-Hunger Coalition (NJAHC) is to end hunger in New Jersey through education, advocacy and activism.
  • The NJAHC is a program of the Center for Food Action.
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A survey powerful excerpt from one of the children who receives CFA weekend snack packs. #CFAWorks #SayNo2Hunger

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#LetsGrowTogether Thanks to Master Gardener Anna Fisichella, our garden is off to a great start. So far, we've planted kale, collards, green and red cabbage, celery, peas, bush beans, scallions, eggp...

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Stephanie Burgesslooks great, keep up the great work!12 hours, 38 minutes ago

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One of the reasons so many local families are struggling with poverty... #CFAWorks #SayNo2Hunger

Renters in New Jersey must earn $25.17 an hour — or $52,347 a year — to afford the average fair-market rate of $1,309 for a two-bedroom place, acc...

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N.J. is one of the most expensive places to rent in the country, new study says
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Michele LefkowitzBergen County is even higher than the NJ average at $26.37 per hour. Something needs to be done to address the lack of affordable housing in this area.15 hours, 5 minutes ago

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