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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Hunger Doesn’t Take the Summer Off!

Take for example Cheryl who has twin teenagers and works two part-time jobs yet still struggles to make ends meet. For her, summertime is anything but the restful season we all see portrayed in the media. Instead, she is facing higher childcare bills, higher food bills and higher electric bills. And, with that comes, higher stress.

Like Cheryl, many families in need will turn to CFA this summer in order to put food on their tables. During the school year, the twins participate in the National School Lunch Program, but that resource is not available during the summer in many school districts, including theirs.

PLEASE DONATE TODAY

In addition to the extra summertime need for food, summertime is also the season that is least associated with hunger, therefore, donations of food and funds all but cease.

“Food donations do not keep pace with the higher summertime need. We have to buy many of the basics that go into our emergency food packages.” Patricia Espy, CFA Executive Director.

You can help. CFA would like to encourage people to host a summer food drive or donate funds to purchase food so that we have what’s needed to help local families keep food on their tables.

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Annual Emergency & Holiday Food Packages Distributed

Annual CFA Volunteer Hours

CFA Service Distribution Sites/Warehouses
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

Ready to become a volunteer?

Would you like to volunteer to help CFA provide emergency services to thousands of local families and individuals in need?  Please email: Valerie Anderson at vanderson@cfanj.org or call 201-569-1804 x15.

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