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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...

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...

07 Feb

Souper Bowl 2021

Registration Now Open for 2021 Souper Bowl Hearty Soup Drive  CFA distributes more hearty soup than any other item, totaling in the hundreds of thousands in the past few years. KICK OFF: The Souper Bowl is your group’s chance to participate in a season of giving culminating on Super Bowl Sunday. 4TH DOWN – Your Members donate funds or cans of their favorite hearty soups between Sunday, January 17th – Sunday, February 7th. TOUCHDOWN – Your organization should have all donations collected by Super Bowl Sunday. “SOUPER BOWL” WINNER – Schedule your donation...

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...

31 May

Unity In the Community 2020

Join CFA at Unity in the Community, hosted by The Crisis Intervention Team of New Jersey (CIT-NJ). Enjoy a family-friendly wellness event in Overpeck County Park. There will be music, entertainment, vendors, inflatables and food trucks. Help make this event a huge success as we fill a truck with items for the community food banks. Bring your donations to help others! No contribution is too small. ...

20 Apr

POSTPONED – Savor 2020

This event has been postponed due to COVID-19 and will be rescheduled for the fall of 2020.  Please check back as we will post more information when available. Please join CFA at SAVOR.2020. Come SAVOR the flavors of northern New Jersey’s most appetizing restaurants and sample a wide array of wines.    Join us as we celebrate: Center for Food Action is celebrating our 10th anniversary of the Weekend Snack Pack Program. Join us as we honor 9.11 Weekend Snack Pack event longtime supporter and...

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...

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...