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Two new state laws promise to feed kids all year long. Read the Atlantic City Press's coverage about the impact on kids.Under new state laws, New Jersey high-poverty schools will have to serve breakfast after the bell and meals to children in the summer.Read the...

CFA is piloting a new Dinners4Seniors meal kit program as a way of addressing the expanding needs of our growing senior client population. Each month, 50 CFA Englewood families with all members 60+ years of age, will be selected to receive a #Dinners4Seniors package.The packages...

CFA is offering 3 service opportunities to assemble weekend snack packs to honor the 9/11 National Day of Service and Remembrance.  The first event is scheduled for September 9 at CFA Mahwah and the following two events are scheduled on September 11 at Bergen Community...

Our Congressional SNAP Fact Sheets provide advocates with stats to make the case to protect SNAP.Congress is considering a harmful proposal that could mean benefit cuts to tens of thousands of New Jersey residents. These informative fact sheets detail the number of people benefiting from...

A BIG thank you to Team Starbucks for purchasing these beautiful herbs & flowers and for helping with today’s planting. #Cfaheroes Thank you Metropolitan Farm for your ongoing support! ...

#CFAHeroes On behalf of the local children who receive CFA’s weekend snack packs, thank you to the Jewish Federation of Northern New Jersey for organizing and hosting a fun and fabulous snack pack assembly event. #NeighborsHelpingNeighbors...

We are very grateful to all who supported CFA at SAVOR.2018.  By supporting Center for Food Action, you play a meaningful role in the important work of making sure your neighbors can put food on their tables and keep a roof over their heads.  Together,...

Bergen County 4-H and CFA are excited to announce the new 4-H CFA Englewood Gardening Club. Through this partnership, young people will have an opportunity to learn hands-on gardening skills while giving back to the community. 4-H members will learn how to start plants from...

Thank you to Atlantic Stewardship Bank for supporting CFA's work to help neighbors in need. Pictured: Francesca De Alto, Branch Manager and Richard Powers, Senior Business Development Officer/VP of Atlantic Stewardship Bank present Patricia Espy with the donation! #CFAHeroes...

New Jersey schools have made tremendous strides in serving breakfast to more students.Read NJAHC's New Jersey School Breakfast Story that showcases successful efforts to implement breakfast after the bell, which is the most effective way to reach hungry students in the morning.This report will help...

Check out this great op-ed from NJAHC Director Adele LaTourette that appears on NJ Spotlight today.Adele makes the case that cutting off food aid to people who are struggling to find work is no way to help these folks find good paying jobs that provide...

The number of children receiving summertime nutrition continued to grow last year, while federal dollars flowing into New Jersey communities to feed hungry children rose, according to a new report by Advocates for Children of New Jersey.New Jersey communities served up summer meals to nearly 95,000 children...

NJAHC joined legislators and advocates to highlight a package of bills that will fight childhood hunger.Under the bills, more New Jersey children would receive school breakfast and summer meals, while increasing federal dollars flowing into schools and communities to fight childhood hunger.The measures were highlighted...

On the first day of school breakfast week, the New Jersey Legislature took another step toward ensuring that all children begin their school day with a healthy morning meal.The Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee approved S-1894, which would require all high-poverty schools to serve breakfast...

A BIG thank you to our friends at the Benjamin N Cardozo Lodge 163/157 Knights of Pythias, for collaborating with CFA to provide emergency food and homelessness prevention services to our neighbors in need. A special thanks to Marvin Diner, Jeff Zerowin, David Weiner and Larry...