WINTER RELIEF, TOGETHER.

client_signs_3.JPG"When you're hungry and cold, little else matters,"

Elaine tearfully told our social worker last month. Elaine is a single mom with two young kids and new to CFA.

"I never thought I would need help feeding my kids."

She's not alone.

In 2014, over 4,700 people, young and old, came to one of CFA's eight sites each month for help with emergency food or for help with an eviction or utility shut-off notice.

What's more, because the number of people needing help is so high, it now takes over two weeks from the time a person makes an initial call for a week's worth of "emergency food" to the time they are given an appointment to pick up the food for their family. The same time frame is true for homelessness prevention assistance.

It's because of this staggering need that we must continue asking for support. We won't turn people away!

...."When you're hungry and cold, little else matters."

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New Refrigerated Box Truck Will Help CFA Collect Fresh Foods

Through the generosity of the Bergen Highlands/Ramsey Rotary Club, Jen Maxfield Ostfeld and Scott Ostfeld and the Richard S. Wolfman Family Foundation, we now have a refrigerated box truck with a lift gate. This valued addition to CFA's vehicles will more than double our ability to pick up and safely transport a wide variety of fresh food items...equaling more meals on the tables of our poorest neighbors.

We are deeply grateful for the ongoing and generous support of the Bergen Highlands/Ramsey Rotary Club, Jen Maxfield Ostfeld and Scott Ostfeld and the Richard S. Wolfman Family Foundation.

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Lets Grow Together!

#Letsgrowtogether.  We're already preparing for next year's expanded CFA garden project!  Our CFA Englewood onsite garden has nearly tripled in size and once again, we'll have two plots at Englewood's Third Street Community Garden. Thank you to Jen Anderson, of AJR Landscaping, for assuring the success of our garden initiatives by generously donating her expertise and time.  We also want to thank CFA Board Member Deborah Klein, and her family, for making a generous donation in support of CFA's work to provide fresh and nutritious produce to our neighbors in need.  

We welcome all seasoned and new gardeners who are interested in helping manage and continue to expand our gardens. Contact Jen at jen@ajrlandscaping.com or call CFA: 201.569.1804 x28More

 

Welcome to Smile Packs

Smile Packs, a new CFA initiative, is designed to help encourage our young clients to exercise proper dental hygiene.  With the support of four area dentists, we were able to add Smile Packs to the first delivery of the 2014-15 school year weekend snack packs to area elementary schools.  

Thank you to Fair Lawn Dental Associates (Dr. Mahler), Edgewater Pediatric Dentistry (Dr. Rosalie Nguyen), Pediatric Dentistry, (Dr. Frank Scartozzi) and Prosmiles Cosmetic Dentistry (Dr. Lena Andriescu) for generously donating the first Smile Packs.  

Will your dentist support our Smile Packs initiative?  For more information contact: jenniferjohnson@cfanj.org | 201.569.1804 x28  

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