Neighbors Taking Action

Thank you to Jen Maxfield Ostfeld for hosting an MLK Day Weekend Snack Pack event at Elisabeth Morrow School.

Many children who receive free or reduced-price school meals are left without adequate nutrition on weekends and holiday breaks.

CFA’s Weekend Snack Pack Program is designed to fill this gap by providing healthy, kid-friendly, and easy to prepare snack foods to children at risk of weekend hunger.

On Fridays, children who participate in the free and reduced-price school lunch program and have returned a signed permission slip from a parent or guardian, a sealed plastic bag of nutritious snacks is discretely placed into their backpacks.

Participating schools: Grieco Elementary-Englewood, Quarles Elementary-Englewood, Ann C. Scott-Leonia, George Washington-Edgewater, Robert L. Craig-Moonachie, Washington Memorial-Little Ferry and Jackson Avenue Elementary-Hackensack, Garfield and Teaneck.