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07 Oct

Moving Forward Together – CFA 45th Anniversary

Commemorating 45 Years of Service With your generous support, CFA’s vital mission continues as we move forward together! Your donations provide emergency food package distributions; rental, heating, and utility assistance; Weekend Snack Packs to low-income children; Dinner4Seniors; and community gardens for our neighbors in over 100 towns in northern NJ. CFA’s statewide advocacy and public policy work are essential to ending hunger and homelessness in New Jersey. Sponsored By: Moving Forward Together Sponsor Health & Wellness Sponsor CFA Partner Sponsor 1.15.29 MLK...

06 Mar

CFA’s Interfaith Roundtable Begins Series of Emergency Food Pop-Ups

Englewood, NJ (March 5, 2021) – Center for Food Action (CFA) and Interfaith Roundtable partners, St. Paul’s Church (Englewood) and New Hope Baptist Church (Hackensack) hosted two emergency food pop-up distributions this past Saturday, February 27, 2021, to help local families experiencing food insecurity. CFA has been holding drive-through food distributions at their five pantries since the pandemic began, distributing just over 122,000 emergency food packages in 2020. The emergency pop-ups give working families one more option for assistance...

04 Feb

4,100 Mammograms Provide Snack Packs for Area Children

Center for Food Action Receives Donation from The Valley Hospital to support Weekend Snack Pack Program Englewood, NJ (February 3, 2021) – Center for Food Action (CFA) is pleased to announce a charitable contribution from The Valley Hospital, to help purchase and distribute food to area children battling hunger. Between October and December 2020, Valley Hospital donated a percentage from each mammogram to Center for Food Action. The gift of $20,500 will fund the creation of more than 4,000 Weekend Snack Packs...

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...

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...

24 Mar

Center for Food Action Distributing Food to Those In Need With Help From Our Community and Community Food Bank of New Jersey

March 23, 2020, Englewood, New Jersey— While much of Bergen County is staying home to help “flatten the curve,” Center for Food Action is preparing for this week’s food distribution to area families and individuals in need. The Community Food Bank of New Jersey and CFA donors are helping to make this possible. “We are so grateful to our partner agency the Community Food Bank of New Jersey,” said Patricia Espy, CFA Executive Director, “the boxes will be distributed by appointment...

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...