Giving Locally = Helping Locally

We're starting our first summer Weekend Snack Pack Program this Friday at Grieco Elementary School in Englewood. We'll be giving 225 kids snack packs on Friday afternoons during the four weeks of summer school.  We are also distributing snack packs from each CFA location as an extra summer food resource for families with children.  

Your donations have made this possible.  Thank you!


The OritaniBank Charitable Foundation Food Drive

The OritaniBank Charitable Foundation is hosting its annual “Christmas in July” children’s food drive from June 23rd through August 1st.

All 25 Oritani Bank branches are accepting donations of non-perishable food items, pet food and monetary donations. The items and money collected will be donated to the Center for Food Action. Learn more about Oritani Bank.  Click here for urgently needed food items


CFA Community Garden

The students from Dwight Englewood, under the direction of Tasha Urbanski, have tested and amend the soil, planted seeds and marked the spots for future planting of seedlings. Jen Anderson from AJR Landscaping, our sponsor, Alan Kostelnik and Tasha created paths for working on the garden and a bamboo teepee for pole beans to grow. Volunteers are needed to water, weed and harvest throughout the summer. If you'd like to help with water and/or weeding, please contact Eileen Pfingst, CFA's volunteer coordinator at 


Central Unitarian Church Supports CFA

The Central Unitarian Church (CUC) financed and assembled 1,000 weekend snack packs as part of their ongoing support of CFA's work to end local hunger.  Over 60 CUC adults and kids stayed after their Sunday service to enjoy the hands-on experience of helping local kids who face daily hunger.  It was a great afternoon!



Save the Date

Oritani Golf Classic to Benefit the Center for Food Action-Monday, Sept. 29th

Join the OritaniBank Charitable Foundation for a great day of golf that starts with our BBQ lunch. In addition to a great round of golf, you can compete in our Putting Contest, Beat the Pro,
 Hole in One Contest and on-course skill contests.

Relax after golf in a casual atmosphere
at our cocktail buffet while you bid on great gifts at our Silent and Tricky-Tray Auctions. Dessert and awards will wrap up your day of golf. More details will be posted soon.