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.


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?

Upcoming Events
  • 14Jan
    CFA’s Souper Bowl
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm

    CFA is hosting a Souper Bowl fund drive at Houses of Worship from January 14-...

Call to Action
We Are Grateful For YOU!

Dear Friends,

My personal thanks to you for making a positive impact in the lives of many of your most vulnerable neighbors during 2017.

I am deeply grateful to you for partnering with CFA in making sure your poorest neighbors can put food on their tables and keep a roof over their heads, even during their most difficult days.

Some of the folks we see need more than food during these especially hard times – rental and utility assistance and counseling and advocacy are other key services you help provide to families and seniors.

Your support means people get the immediate help they need and is key to helping your neighbors get their lives back on track.

As one person told me, “When my world was crashing down, you were there to make sure I could feed my kids and keep them in their own beds.” YOU are the you this woman was talking about. YOU make CFA’s work possible.

Our community is at its best when no one is hungry or homeless.

Now is the time to make as generous a gift as you can. YOU do make the difference.

Patricia Espy Executive Director

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Learn more about how CFA is helping thousands of local families and individuals in need.

With your help, we've been helping neighbors in need for over 40 years.

Annual Emergency & Holiday Food Packages Distributed

Annual CFA Volunteers

CFA Service Distribution Sites/Warehouses

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


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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