You can help make Thanksgiving possible for your neighbors in need! Thanksgiving Food & Fund Drive!



aah_1.jpgThank you to the North Jersey Media Group Foundation for hosting their annual Action Against Hunger Food Drive. Hundreds of people volunteered their time to collect much-needed food and funds for local families and individuals struggling to manage daily food insecurity.

CFA collected 38,595 lbs of food from 38 supermarkets, but unfortunately, saw a 27% decrease in donations this year.  

"We're grateful for all the community support around this food drive and for the food that did come in. What's difficult is knowing that we don't have enough food to help the overwhelming number of people who are coming to us for support.  Maybe next year will be better," according Irwin Vogelman, CFA's Director of Operations.

Hunger is alive and well in Northern New Jersey and it will take a continued effort on behalf of community groups, businesses, religious organizations and private donors to move past what can only be called a food emergency.



Thank you to OritaniBank Charitable Foundation for Hosting the Oritani Golf Classic to Benefit CFA

A record number of supporters enjoyed a fabulous day of golf and celebration at the Hackensack Golf Club in Oradell all while supporting CFA's work to end local hunger and homelessness.  It was a truly memorable day!

We are sincerely grateful for the leadership and generosity of Kevin Lynch, Chairman, President and CEO of Oritani Bank and President of the OritaniBank Charitable Foundation.  We're also grateful to Rosanne Buscemi, Senior Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer and CFA Board President, for the long hours of detailed planning that made this event such a huge success!  



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.




Grow with CFA!

Thanks to a dedicated group of volunteers, CFA is managing two garden sites that are producing nutritious fresh produce for local families in need.  Jen Anderson from AJR Landscaping, and Alan Kostelnik are the two lead volunteers helping to move this initiative forward. We welcome all seasoned and new gardeners who are interested in helping CFA expand this productive program. Please contact Alan at  6 Urban Gardening Tips | NYC Backyard Gardens Welcome Chickens & Bees | Gardening for Climate Change     Learn More 


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: | 201.569.1804 x28