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In New Jersey, more than 200,000 senior citizens face hunger each year. A new toolkit from the AARP Foundation and the Food Research & Action Center provides effective strategies and resources for educating eligible elderly people about SNAP and helping them apply for the program.View...

The Action Against Hunger Food Drive is around the corner and we are in desperate need of volunteers to stand outside of sponsor supermarkets and collect food/donations.  Due to recent cuts in funding and a decrease in donations, we are in critical need of food...

CFA needs #volunteers to stand/sit in front of sponsored supermarkets and collect donations on Sunday, September 24th from 12pm-4pm. Please contact Lori Oliff at lorioliff @ cfanj.org for more info or to register. Most Needed Items(please, nothing in glass)Canned meat & fishCanned fruit & 100% fruit juiceCanned...

PLEASE SHARE THIS VITAL INFORMATION! CFA is distributing 1,250 English/Spanish postcards to clients with instructions on how to reduce the risk of SIDS, based on guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics. #sids #sidsawareness Cards are available on our website in Spanish and EnglishThis is important information is...

A big thank you to Oritani Bank for hosting its annual “Christmas in July” children’s food drive.  All 26 Oritani Bank branches accepted donations for non-perishable food items, pet food, and monetary donations.This year, Oritani Bank branches collected 1,066 bags of food, $320 in grocery...

A new study finds that senior citizens who receive SNAP are healthier.This new research from Benefits Data Trust (BDT) found that access to SNAP reduces healthcare spending, improves health and allows low-income seniors to age in place with dignity. The lesson is clear. Investing in health...

Did you know that more than three-quarters of NJ SNAP recipients have family members who work, while nearly half are families with children?Check out the Food Research & Action Centers new NJ SNAP Fact Sheet for more info....

Thank YOU!  CFA recently received a $2,000 Grant from Investors Foundation and a $1,200 donation from Investors Bank as part of its grand opening in Englewood, NJ.  This important support will help further CFA’s mission of preventing hunger and homelessness and improving the lives of...

Thank you to the fabulous and enthusiast ConnectOne Bank Interns.  Last week they dropped off personal care products collected during ConnectOne Bank's Personal Care Items Drive, donated funds & helped sort and unpack donations, helped with administrative work and helped with a weekend snack pack iMovie. #CFAHeroes...

Summer meals program are in full swing. Help spread the word.When school is out, hunger sets  in for thousands of New Jersey children who rely on school meals during the academic year. To combat summertime hunger, communities across New Jersey are serving up healthy, free...

Congress is moving forward with a harmful plan to cut SNAP (food stamps).Please join us in sending a collective message to Congress to reject these damaging cuts. Visit our SNAP action page to help us protect this critical safety net....

CFA launched a Mobile Food Distribution Program this summer to help families and individuals living in the Metropolitan Associates Community in Moonachie, NJ.  Throughout the summer CFA will be providing approximately 130 households, including children and seniors, with fresh produce, non-perishable food items, and paper...

#Ninety3K You've heard talk of possible government budget cuts to human service agencies; unfortunately, Center for Food Action has already lost $93,000 due to a massive cut impacting New Jersey. Your support is urgently needed so CFA's emergency programs can meet the needs of our most vulnerable...

Stop & Shop’s annual Food for Friends Program donated $4,137 to support Center for Food Action's work to provide emergency food to local families and individuals in need. Stop and Shop customers and associates made this donation possible. “We believe it’s important to give back to...