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


In Northern New Jersey, which is traditionally considered an affluent suburb, the poverty rate is 75% higher than it was 20 years ago.

Emergency Food: 2013


Homelessness Prevention: 2013


Weekend Snack Packs: 2013-2014 School Year

  • CFA distributed over 18,000 weekend snack packs in 4 area 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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