If you live in Bergen County NJ, or Upper Passaic County, NJ, we may be able to help you and your family with food packages.
Your support is critical to CFA’s ability to provide a variety of essential services that help local families and individuals who are struggling to put food on their tables and keep a roof over their heads.
Volunteers play a key role in helping CFA end hunger and homelessness in our neighborhoods. Some volunteers come weekly, others help with our administrative work and some come only once or twice.
Put your passion to work by raising funds or by organizing your own event to help our neighbors in need. How about lunch with friends, an event at your home, office, or place of worship?
If you live in Bergen County, New Jersey or Upper Passaic County, New Jersey, and you would like a little help, please complete the form below and one of our advocates will call you back to schedule an appointment.
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The threat of homelessness is very real to thousands of northern New Jersey residents as a result of the pandemic, job loss, and lost wages. CFA’s homelessness prevention program helps with back rent, first month’s rent, and security deposits.
Many children in our community who receive free or reduced-price school meals are left without adequate nutrition when not at school. Distributed through school feeding programs, community organizations, and agency partners, CFA’s Weekend Snack Pack Program fills this gap with nutritious food for children at risk of hunger.
CFA’s garden and donations from other community gardens make it possible to add fresh veggies to our food packages. The garden is managed by CFA volunteer, Smadar Shemmesh with in-kind support from Paul Keyes.
CFA’s Smile Pack Program helps encourage young clients to exercise proper dental care. Smile packs include a toothbrush, dental floss and toothpaste. Local dentists make this program possible.
CFA’s statewide program, Hunger Free New Jersey, changes policy and practice to ensure that all New Jerseyans have healthy food to eat, every single day. HFNJ works on the local, state and federal levels.
Jill & Philip have two children. Philip is working, but his hours were cut and they are struggling to make ends meet. They never needed help prior to this year and are trying to navigate the complicated social service system while still looking for work.
Tyron is a single dad raising his 6-year-old daughter. He is working but doesn't make enough to pay the bills. He shares custody with the child's mom so she always has a roof over her head. CFA helps with food support and paid one utility bill.
Richard, 52, has custody of his 14 yr old son. Richard had been in and out of the hospital due to an illness so bills were beginning to pile up. CFA paid two months worth of utility bills to prevent a shut-off and helped with emergency food.
Joan, a single mom with 2 children ages 7 & 10, lost her job and her unemployment checks did not cover the expenses. Joan eventually found work, but we were there to help her put food on the table during the job search and transition.
Anne is 94. She receives Social Security and has a small pension. She fell behind on her rent and was facing eviction. CFA paid her 1st month's rent so she could move into senior housing. CFA's case manager also helped with her Meal on Wheels application.
On Monday mornings, Cari went to school feeling a little hungry because full meals were limited when she didn't have access to the Federal School Meals Program. CFA is now sending a weekend snack pack home with Cari on Friday afternoons.