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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...

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...

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...

25 Apr

-New rules boost SNAP aid

New Jersey Department of Humans Services implements changes to boost SNAP aid to disabled and elderly. The department just announced that New Jersey residents who receive social security, food assistance through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and Lifeline Utility Assistance through the New Jersey Division of Aging Services may be eligible for additional benefits. The Lifeline Utility Assistance program provides a $225 annual benefit to eligible individuals to help meet heating and cooling needs. Based on the department’s ability to match...

10 Apr

– CFA Blog: Senior Hunger and Your Mother

Customer experience pioneer Jeanne Bliss in her latest book “Would You Do That to your Mother?” urges companies to make business personal by asking: “Would you do that to your mother?”  The idea is that companies should treat their customers as well as they would treat their mother.  She recommends steps ranging from “Be the person I raised you to be” to “Put others before yourself.” April is Senior Hunger Awareness Month and when we look at all the statistics about seniors and food...

26 Oct

-NJAHC launches #SNAPFeedsNJ Campaign

Federal food assistance pumps $1.2 billion into New Jersey economies each year, while keeping about 800,000 New Jersey residents – mostly low-income workers, children, senior citizens and people with disabilities – from going hungry, according to NJAHC’s report, SNAP Feeds NJ. The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, also known as food stamps) helps one in 11 New Jersey households afford healthy food. Two out of five of those households include children. More than three-quarters of NJ SNAP families...

10 Oct

-Join us for the kickoff of #SNAPFeedsNJ Campaign!

On Oct. 25 at 11 a.m., the New Jersey Anti-Hunger Coalition will kick off #SNAPFeedsNJ to fight devastating cuts to federal food assistance. The House of Representatives has already taken the first step in approving this harmful measure, which, if passed, would deny food to tens of thousands of vulnerable New Jersey residents – children, the elderly, people with disabilities, the working poor – worsening hunger that already strikes 1 million New Jersey residents. We all need to speak up to...