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: 2014

  • CFA distributed over 65,000 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 3,287 households – 10,178 people
  • As needed, CFA clients can come for food packages up to 12 times a year.
  • CFA helped 1,508 households with other basic needs: rent - 388 households, security deposits - 360  households, utility & heating bills - 756 households, miscellaneous assistance - 4.
  • 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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