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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Thank you to Mr. Cory's Cookies for bringing cookies to share with our clients. #SayNo2Hunger Hip New Jersey

Meet Mr. Cory and sample his famous cookies at The Kenilworth grand opening on Tuesday, September 29th from 6pm - 9pm!

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Mr. Cory, 11-Year-Old Cookie Tycoon - Hip New Jersey
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{Please raise your voice against #Hunger and share this post to encourage people to support the Action Against Hunger Food Drive this Sunday. See below for details} CFA continues to face the daily...

North Jersey’s food pantries, once small operations run by churches and schools supplying a few families, now serve hundreds of thousands of people ...

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Pressure growing on North Jersey food pantries to help thousands in need
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We are very grateful for the Central Unitarian Church's continued support and dedication to helping local children who face daily hunger. The funding to assemble 1,000 snack packs was raised at CUC's...

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