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Bergen County

18 Oct

SAVOR.2020 Virtual Brunch Fundraiser

Join CFA for Brunch, Sunday, October 18th at 1:00 pm, for a Facebook Live event, to help families impacted by the Pandemic put food on their table.  SAVOR.2020 features cooking demos, a live Jazz performance from James Austin, and stories of inspiration from CFA’s dedicated volunteers.  Hear from NBC 4 New York’s Jen Maxfield, WhyHunger’s Noreen Springstead, and local restauranteurs, plus special greetings from Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco, Commissioner Tracy Zur, and Sheriff Anthony Cureton. Discover how hunger has...

19 May

– CFA Receives combined $500,000 Donation from Oritani Charitable Foundation and Foundation Chair Kevin Lynch

Funds will be used to support COVID-19 emergency food and housing relief efforts for families and individuals in northern New Jersey Englewood, NJ (May 19, 2020) – Center for Food Action (CFA) is pleased to announce a $400,000 charitable contribution from the Oritani Charitable Foundation along with a personal gift of $100,000 from longtime supporter and Oritani Charitable Foundation Chair, Kevin Lynch, to help purchase and distribute food and to provide housing assistance to households impacted by COVID-19. “Each week we distribute...

29 Feb

– Center for Food Action to Honor the Maxfield Ostfeld Family at SAVOR.2020

The Maxfield Ostfeld Family to be honored for Child Hunger efforts by food relief organization, Center for Food Action. February 26, 2020 Englewood, New Jersey— The Maxfield Ostfeld Family will be awarded the Center for Food Action Visionary Award in recognition of their ongoing work to combat childhood hunger in New Jersey. Center for Food Action (CFA) launched the Weekend Snack Pack Program a decade ago to provide healthy snacks for students who receive free or reduced-price lunches.  CFA’s Weekend Snack Pack...

21 Jan

New Jersey Governor Murphy Joins Hundreds of CFA Volunteers for 25th annual MLK Day of Service

NJ Governor Murphy and volunteers assemble thousands of Weekend Snack Packs to help hungry children as part of MLK Day of Service Englewood, NJ –New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy joined Center for Food Action today and led hundreds of northern New Jersey residents in Weekend Snack Pack assembly in volunteer service to honor Dr. Martin Luther King’s legacy. Northern NJ residents were joined by hundreds of thousands of volunteers across the country as part of the 25th annual MLK Day of...

20 Jan

MLK Day of Service 2020 Paramus – SOLD OUT

CFA invites local businesses, community-based and service organizations, and individuals to support MLK Day of Service 2020 Weekend Snack Pack Initiative   Did you know…. Many children who receive free or reduced-price school meals are left without adequate nutrition on weekends and holiday breaks? The Weekend Snack Pack Program fills the gap. Last year CFA supporters funded and assembled more than 35,000 Weekend Snack Packs, distributed to children in 20 area schools. You can help provide these children with nutritious and filling food to help...

20 Jan

MLK Day of Service 2020 – Englewood – SOLD OUT

CFA invites local businesses, community-based and service organizations, and individuals to support MLK Day of Service 2020 Weekend Snack Pack Initiative   Did you know…. Many children who receive free or reduced-price school meals are left without adequate nutrition on weekends and holiday breaks? The Weekend Snack Pack Program fills the gap. Last year CFA supporters funded and assembled more than 35,000 Weekend Snack Packs, distributed to children in 20 area schools. You can help provide these children with nutritious and filling food to help...

22 Jun

2019 NBC 4 & Telemundo 47 Health & Fitness Expo New York

Stop by the CFA booth at the 7th annual NBC4/T47 Health & Fitness Expo! The 7th Annual NBC 4 & Telemundo 47 Health & Fitness Expo presented by Quest Diagnostics is a one-of-a-kind, family-friendly health and fitness weekend event held at MetLife Stadium. This free, non-ticketed event is open to the general public. The event is aimed at motivating people to engage in a healthy lifestyle within their community. Visitors to the NBC 4 & Telemundo 47 Health & Fitness Expo...

04 Jun

– Believe In Tomorrow

Recently our friends at Hunger Free New Jersey hosted a round-table to discuss federal issues related to reducing hunger, examining ways to fight threats while advancing efforts to ensure all New Jersey residents have healthy food to eat.  The event was moderated by celebrity chef and anti-hunger activist Tom Colicchio and the participants included members of Congress, assemblymen, heads of non-profits from all over NJ along with some very brave women, who rely on social services to help them...

15 Feb

-What Does Hunger Look Like?

Take a moment to look around your neighborhood, chances are most of your neighbors live in a nice home, drive a decent car, maybe have a have pet or two and have some form of income.  How could food insecurity be an issue here, in beautiful Bergen County? I have long supported food relief programs within the United States, it was not until I became an employee of CFA that I became fully aware of how pervasive hunger is in...

07 Feb

– Real Housewife’s Shady Dagger helps feed and shelter local families

What do you do when you receive a passive-aggressive gift, like a shady dagger?   http://www.bravotv.com/the-daily-dish/what-jackie-goldschneider-did-with-jennifer-aydin-dagger-gift.  Well if you are Jackie Goldschneider, from Bravo’s The Real Housewives of New Jersey, you use it to help neighbors in need. “When it was given to me, I came home and said ‘what do I do with this gift that wasn’t very nice, that I didn’t want?’” Jackie said.  “A few days later I realized that when the episode airs, I could...