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25 Aug

10K Snack Pack Challenge 2021

Let’s Join Together to fund 10,000 Snack Packs in Honor of 9/11 9/11 was a dark and uncertain time for our nation, but over the past 8 years, Center for Food Action has worked to rekindle the unity that arose in the aftermath of the tragedy with our annual 9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance. Last year, the pandemic made it necessary to make CFA’s 9/11 Weekend Snack Pack event – virtual. We set and exceeded a goal of 10,000 snack packs....

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...

13 Oct

Center for Food Action Named as a Finalist for the 2020 .ORG Impact Awards

October 13, 2020, Englewood NJ – Center for Food Action has been selected as a finalist in the 2nd  annual .ORG Impact Awards, which honors remarkable .ORGs and individuals positively impacting their communities and making the world a better place. The awards are hosted by the Public Interest Registry (PIR), the people behind .ORG. CFA is one of the top five entries in the Fighting Hunger & Poverty category for our work serving the increased need of our community as...

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...

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...

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...

03 Dec

#GivingTuesday with Jackie Goldschneider

Giving to others warms makes us feel good, giving to others and having the chance to meet Bravo’s The Real Housewives of New Jersey’s Jackie Goldschneider is even better! On December 3rd, between 12:00PM and 2:00PM, stop by JumaFit in Tenafly and meet CFA’s Get REAL about Hunger chair,  Jackie Goldschneider. Drop off your soups, take a picture with Jackie and help our hungry neighbors stay warm this winter.   ...