childhood hunger

22 Mar

Richest Counties in U.S. Overwhelmed by Surge in Child Hunger

US News & World Report (3.19.21) The rise in child hunger amid the pandemic has been highest in some rich communities, which weren’t as ready to cope as places that have long dealt with poverty. By Kaiser Health News, Contributor Laura Ungar Alexandra Sierra carried boxes of food to her kitchen counter, where her 7-year-old daughter, Rachell, stirred a pitcher of lemonade. “Oh, my God, it smells...

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...

23 Sep

Community Comes Together to Help Hungry Children on 9/11

CFA transforms popular in-person event into a virtual event, funding 9,000 snack packs September 23, 2020, Englewood NJ– For the past eight years, CFA has worked to rekindle the unity that arose in the aftermath of 9/11 with Day of Service and Remembrance Weekend Snack Packing events. This year, due to the pandemic, snack packs are needed more than ever, and the agency and its supporters did not let the pandemic stand in the way. The 9/11 Day of Service and...

25 Jun

Breakfast guidance for schools

State encourages school districts to implement effective breakfast programs. New joint guidance from the New Jersey Department of Education and the New Jersey Department of Agriculture highlights the importance of a new state law that requires high-poverty schools to serve breakfast during the regular school day — rather than before school when most children have not yet arrived. The guidance is important as schools with at least 70 percent of students eligible for free or low-cost school meals must implement these programs...

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...

17 Jun

-Summer meals for NJ kids!

With the school year winding down, organizations across New Jersey are gearing up to serve fresh, healthy summer meals to children and teens in communities across the state. Funded through the USDA, these meals must meet USDA nutritional guidelines, which call for balanced foods that contain low salt and sugar and whole grains. This summer, New Jersey expects to have about 1,300 sites across the state serving meals to children and teens 18 and under. Not only do these programs provide nutritious...

07 May

-Too many babies missing out on WIC

Far too many pregnant women, new mothers, and their young children in the U.S. are missing out on the healthy nutrition they need, according to a report released today by the Food Research & Action Center (FRAC). Making WIC Work Better: Strategies to Reach More Women and Children and Strengthen Benefits Use features a comprehensive set of recommendations to overcome the barriers that have led to a shocking downward trend in participation in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program...

03 Apr

-NJ’s poorest schools missing out on school breakfast

A new report finds that just half of students in the state’s most impoverished schools are receiving federally-funded school breakfast. This is because many continue to serve breakfast before school when most children have not yet arrived, according to a new report. Under a new state law, these schools will be required to serve breakfast during the school day no later than September 2019, according to the report, published by

19 Feb

-NJ Spotlight covers FRAC school breakfast scorecard

A great article from NJ Spotlight about the Food Research & Action Center’s recent report, showing New Jersey headed in the wrong direction on serving school breakfast to low-income students. Read the coverage. Despite the bad news, we’re very confidence we will begin climbing back up the school breakfast ranks, once high-poverty schools begin to comply with a new law that requires any school with at least 70 percent of low-income students to serve breakfast after the bell —...