The Center for Food Action (CFA), founded in 1976, is a non-profit, 501 (c)(3) organization that provides emergency services to northern New Jersey’s poorest and most vulnerable residents. CFA provides food, housing, utility, and heating assistance and offers counseling and advocacy services to low-income individuals and families. CFA is headquartered in Englewood and has sites in Hackensack, Mahwah, Ringwood, and Saddle Brook. In 2014, at the request of Bergen Community College, CFA opened a site on BCC’s Paramus campus in order to serve low-income students and their families.
Started by the late singer Harry Chapin and Bill Ayres as World Hunger Year New Jersey, the agency originally focused on the global causes of world hunger but within months of its start, it became evident that some people in our own community needed help in order to put food on their tables
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Title: Executive Director
Reports to: Board of Directors Dept.: Administration
Summary: Mission-driven and experienced nonprofit business leader who successfully
executes the strategic plan for CFA and empowers a high performing staff. Reporting to
and working in collaboration with the Board of Directors to establish goals, objectives,
and operational plans to provide the most impact for CFA’s clients. Supervisor of the
budgetary and marketing efforts. A visionary leader who inspires a positive, trusted
environment for all staff and volunteers. Overall responsibility for growing an
organization with a $10 million total operating costs that include food donations.
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