You Can Help CFA Make Thanksgiving Possible for Over 2,250 Local Families in Need


How time flies! We just held our first 2015 #‎CFAThanksgiving‬ food package distribution organizing meeting. With your support, we plan to distribute a minimum of 2,250 Thanksgiving food package to local families in need. If we meet this goal, we can provide additional families with a Thanksgiving. Your gift of $49 guarantees a Thanksgiving meal and a weekend worth of trimmings for ONE local family: 201.569.1804 x25. More details to follow. #‎Thanks‬ ‪#‎Giving‬ ‪#‎Thanksgiving‬ ‪#‎SayNo2Hunger‬



Earlier this month CFA hosted a Site Volunteer Appreciation Week! Every day two shifts of dedicated volunteers assure that local families who are managing hunger receive the food they need. The first shift prepares the food packages and the second restocks the shelves. Since clients are scheduled throughout the day, both shifts distribute the packages to families in need.  

It's Almost Time to Plant Our Fall Garden


Thank you to the fabulous volunteers from Lowes who worked two long days in 85 degree weather to assemble and post a secure 8 foot wooden fence donated by Lowes of Paterson. They also assembled a shed to house several of the Lowes donated garden tools including shovels, hoes and a wheelbarrow. Happy Days! 

New Truck Helps CFA Rescue Food for Clients


We recently launched a Food Rescue Program to help reduce local food waste and increase our ability to provide fresh produce to our neighbors in need.  Using our new refrigerated truck, we are now able to pick up fresh and non-perishable food items, as well as discontinued products, from 12 area supermarkets.  We can then quickly distribute this food before it expires. Thanks again to the Bergen Highlands/Ramsey Rotary Club, Jen Maxfield Ostfeld and Scott Ostfeld and the Richard S. Wolfman Family Foundation for making this possible.

Screen_Shot_2015-06-16_at_4.41.02_PM.pngWelcome to our Smile Pack Program

Smile Pack Program is designed to help encourage our young clients to exercise proper dental hygiene.  With the support of four area dentists and local groups, we are now periodically adding Smile Packs to the weekend snack packs that are distributed to local elementary school children.

Will your dentist support our Smile Pack Program?  For more information contact: | 201.569.1804 x28  

A wonderful tradition returns to help CFA Ringwood families in need.Thank you to the Community Presbyterian Church, the Earl Family and the Cupsaw Lake Famiy.

A tradition that began as a neighborhood kids’ party in a Cupsaw Lake yard 15 years ago is being revived as a public event to benefit the Center for...

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The Elisabeth Morrow School is hosting a food drive at the Englewood Starbucks so that we can help local neighbors in need put food on their tables. #Community #Giving #SayNo2Hunger #EndHunger

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Upcoming Events

  • October 1:  Grand Opening of Bisous Beauty Bar 7 pm - 10 pm, 35 S. Van Brunt St. Raffle tickets will be issued in exchange for donations of non-perishable food items for CFA.  
  • Saturday, October 3: - Leonia Oktoberfest presented by the Rotary of the Palisades in conjunction with the Leonia Community Chest to raise funds for CFA's Weekend Snack Pack Program. American Legion Hall 4 pm - 11 pm.  Learn more
  • Sunday, October 4: ActionAgainst Hunger Food Drive,  Please click and find out how easy it is to help a local family in need. Please see area supermarkets that are supporting CFA on this very important food drive.  
  • SAVE THE DATE: Saturday, November 14-Bergen County Unitarian Universalists Annual Outreach Auction at 6:30 pm - 10 pm, at the Central Unitarian Church, 156 Forest Avenue, Paramus, NJ.  $30 admission.  A portion of the proceeds from the auction will benefit CFA's emergency services program. 

Center for Food Action - 192 West Demarest Avenue - Englewood, NJ 07631 - (201) 569-1804