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?

Upcoming Events
  • 21Jan
    MLK Day of Service Event – Englewood
    1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Community Baptist Church

    We are hosting our first community-wide MLK Day of Service Event on Monday, January 21, 2019. We're...

  • 21Jan
    MLK Day of Service – CUC Paramus
    4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Central Unitarian Church

    We're hosting a community-wide MLK Day of Service Event on Monday, January 21, 2019. We're inviting local...

  • 29Apr
    Save the Date for Savor.2019
    7:00 pm - 9:30 pm Teaneck Marriott at Glenpointe

    Please join CFA for Savor.2019, a food and wine tasting on Monday, April 27th, 2019...

Call to Action
Your Donations Help Give Families a New Start

Thousands of children in our community are at risk of going to bed hungry while their parents often can’t sleep for worrying how they will pay this month’s rent and the overdue utility bill and have money left to buy groceries. Tamara was one of those worried parents.

When Tamara’s life suddenly turned upside down, she was deeply concerned about how she would feed her three young children. Over the next two years, Center for Food Action helped Tamara put food on her table and keep her lights on. These were the tangibles that helped Tamara re-build a solid life for herself and her children. In Tamara’s words this wasn’t all that CFA did for her family:

“The staff went above and beyond to help me through what I can only call an unbearably stressful time. They were kind, thoughtful and extremely knowledgeable about various support options available throughout the County. They always lifted my spirits and helped me feel worthy. They even paid attention to my children, offering them books and crayons to help them feel comfortable. I will forever be grateful for their kindness and support.”

Tamara is once again on solid ground with a good job and an affordable apartment. As a recent volunteer at CFA, she says, it makes her feel good to give to an organization who supported her and her children during their ‘darkest hour’.

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

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.

Hunger Free New Jersey

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.

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.

Client Stories

Bergen County Department of Human Services-Division of Senior Services helps support CFA’s Senior Program.
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