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CFA and Community Fight Hunger with MLK with Day of Service Volunteers to distribute food to area children and families in service five events   January 14, 2022, Englewood NJ- Center for Food Action and area schools team up to distribute free food to area families impacted by...

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 March 19, 2021, at 1:34 p.m.Alexandra...

CFA transforms popular in-person event into a virtual event, funding 9,000 snack packsSeptember 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...

More children are receiving summer meals, helping combat childhood hunger, according to a new report by Hunger Free New Jersey. New Jersey communities served up summer meals to more than 103,000 children on an average day in July 2018 through two federal summer meals programs, according...

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...

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...

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...

New state law promises improvementNew Jersey is heading in the wrong direction when it comes to providing school breakfast to low-income students, many of whom routinely face hunger, according to a national report released today.The state dropped from 19th to 21st place in the Food...

On Oct. 2, we'll spotlight the importance of school breakfast and discuss a new law that requires high-poverty New Jersey schools to serve breakfast during the school day.Known as breakfast after the bell, this approach significantly boosts school breakfast participation. We are holding the event...

A new state law requires high-poverty New Jersey schools to serve breakfast during the school day. Our new primer explains the ins and outs.Under legislation signed into law in May 2018, schools with at least 70 percent of students eligible for free or reduced-price meals...

A blog just published by the Food Research and Action Center shows how we, along with our many partners, were able to score big wins for kids who face hunger. Read the blog....

A new report from the Food Research & Action Center finds New Jersey families with children struggle to feed their kids more so than families in most other states.The report, How Hungry is America?, found that 16 percent of New Jersey households with children faced...