SUPPORT

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.

VOLUNTEER

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.

AMBASSADOR

Become a CFA Ambassador by organizing your own event to raise awareness and funds to help our neighbors in need. How about lunch with friends, an event at your home, office or place of worship?

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Call to Action
#Fifty1K

Our most vulnerable neighbors-seniors, families, the disabled-turn to CFA throughout the year to put food on their tables. At a time when many in our community are struggling to make ends meet, CFA lost $93,000 in federal funding in early summer, part of a massive FEMA cut to Bergen County charities.

Thankfully, due to an urgent appeal to the FEMA Board of Bergen County, we were able to secure nearly $42,000 of the $93,000. But that still leaves a big funding gap. FEMA dollars are earmarked for the purchase of food only.

The loss of this funding is affecting CFA’s ability to help thousands of your neighbors. We really need your help to ensure our emergency programs are intact and available to help folks who are struggling to put food on their tables and keep a roof over their heads.

Please click the donate button to donate today. Thank you.

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Annual Emergency & Holiday Food Packages Distributed

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Our Programs

Taking Action Beyond the Bag
Emergency Food Program

Food is at the heart of CFA’s work. CFA’s Emergency Food Program provides approximately 4,600 emergency food packages each month to local families and individuals struggling to put food on their tables. Diabetic food packages are also available.

Homelessness Prevention Program

The threat of homelessness is very real to many local neighbors in need. CFA’s Homelessness Prevention Program assists about 125 household monthly with housing and utility expenses during especially difficult times.

Weekend Snack Pack Program

Many children in our community who receive free or reduced-price school meals are left without adequate nutrition on weekends and holiday breaks. CFA’s Weekend Snack Pack Program fills this gap with nutritious food for children at risk on the weekend.

Garden Program

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.

Smile Pack Program

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.

NJ Anti-Hunger Coalition

CFA’s statewide program, NJ Anti-Hunger Coalition (NJAHC), works to raise awareness about hunger in NJ and advocates for public policies and programs to address the issue on the local, state and federal levels.

Our Gallery of Action

#NeighborsHelpingNeighbors

Neighbors Taking Action

Young Professional Action Network (YPAN) Make ending hunger and homelessness part of

Neighbors Taking Action

Thank you to Jen Maxfield Ostfeld for hosting an MLK Day Weekend

Neighbors Taking Action

Third Grade Student Makes a Difference! Who says kids can’t make a

Neighbors Taking Action

Stryker employees adding their support to a weekend snack packs assembly line.

Neighbors Taking Action

The religious community continues to be a cornerstone of support for CFA

Neighbors Taking Action

Volunteers play a key role in CFA’s mission to end hunger and

Neighbors Taking Action

This year marked the Ringwood Hunger Walk’s 20th anniversary! Thank you to

Neighbors Taking Action

Our corporate partners’ generous support helps us maintain our ability to provide

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