Are You Free to Help Kids in Need on 9/11? 

Screen_Shot_2015-07-29_at_8.37.04_AM.pngPlease join the Center for Food Action on September 11th, for our National Day of Service & Remembrance.

You and your family can help local children who face daily hunger by helping to assemble 2,500 weekend snack packs at our National Day of Service & Remembrance Event on Friday, September 11th at the Englewood Field Club, 341 Engle Street, Englewood. PLEASE CLICK TO LEARN MORE.

Jen Maxfield Ostfeld and Scott Ostfeld have graciously announced that they will match the event donations.  

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It's CFA Site Volunteer Appreciation Week

This week is CFA 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.  


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CFA's Gardens are Expanding!

Garden_blue.jpgDespite some early vandalism, the CFA Englewood onsite garden is flourishing. We thank the community for the outpouring of seedling donations to replace what was stolen and to Master Gardener Anna Fisichella for her leadership and dedication.

Volunteers are still needed to help maintain the CFA Englewood onsite garden that has nearly nearly tripled in size since last year. We welcome all seasoned and new gardeners who are interested in helping manage and continue to expand our gardens. Contact Kathy Mikula 201.569.1804 x29.

In addition, we're happy to announce that the Central Unitarian Church in Paramus has also planted their first onsite garden to help CFA clients.  It's a 45x40 plot that will soon produce much needed fresh produce for our clients. To learn more about their garden please contact CUC at 201.262.6300.

Thank you to CFA Board Member Deborah Klein and family for their generous donation in support of CFA's work to provide fresh and nutritious produce to our neighbors in need.  


New Truck Helps CFA Rescue Food for Clients

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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.

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 Pack Program?  For more information contact: jenniferjohnson@cfanj.org | 201.569.1804 x28  

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Upcoming Events

  • SEPTEMBER IS HUNGER AWARENESS MONTH, a reminder to everyone that hunger exists - in your nation, your state and right here in northern NJ. Throughout the month, we'll be posting hunger facts and ways you can help make a positive difference. 
  • SAVE THE DATE:  The September 11th National Day of Remembrance & Service Weekend Snack Pack Program event at the Englewood Field Club.  We will be assembling 2,500 snack packs durng two packing sessions.  First session:  1pm - 3pm | Second session 4pm - 6pm.  A great event for all ages.  Call 201.569.1804 x28 for more information.
  • SAVE THE DATE: September 12: Chef Central Food Drive - Chef Central will be hosting a food drive for the Center for Food Action.  Stop by and bring non-perishable food.  Paramus Town Square, 240 NJ 17 (Northbound side) Paramus, 07652 
  • SAVE THE DATE: The 17th Annual Oritani Golf Classic to Benefit The Center For Food Action Tees off on Thursday September 24th at the Hackensack Golf Club in Oradell NJ.  All proceeds from this charitable event will go to benefit the Center for Food Action. Individual golf is $375 with various package sponsorship opportunities available for golf and advertising. Contact info: www.oritani.com or 201-664-5400 ext 20.


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