Your support is critical to CFA’s ability to provide a variety of essential services that help local families and individuals who are struggling to put food on their tables and keep a roof over their heads.


Volunteers play a key role in helping CFA end hunger and homelessness in our neighborhoods. Some volunteers come weekly, others help with our administrative work and some come only once or twice.


Become a CFA Ambassador by organizing your own event to raise awareness and funds to help our neighbors in need. How about lunch with friends, an event at your home, office or place of worship?

Upcoming Events
Please Help Give Your Neighbors in Need a Thanksgiving Dinner

♥Soon, many of us will be enjoying a bountiful Thanksgiving dinner, but for thousands of local families, Thanksgiving will be like every other day; a struggle to put sufficient food on their tables.

201-569-1804 x25
Make checks payable to
Center for Food Action
192 West Demarest Avenue, Englewood, NJ 07631
Attn: Ellen Feld, Finance Manager

Are you hosting a Thanksgiving Food/Fund Drive?
Download Our Thanksgiving Flyer 

Call to Action
Thanksgiving is Just Around the Corner

BETWEEN NOW AND NOVEMBER 20th, CFA HOPES TO COLLECT ENOUGH FOOD & FUNDS TO GIVE A THANKSGIVING DINNER TO 3,200 HOUSEHOLDS!  That translates to giving over 9,500 people, young and old, a THANKSGIVING DINNER+Each household will get enough food for the long holiday weekend.

1 family=$49
5 families=$245
10 families=$490
25 families=$1,225
50 families=$2,450
100 families=$4,900
250 families=$12,250


Frozen Turkeys
Hearty Soups, Canned Vegetables, Canned Yams, Gravy, Instant Potatoes, Rice, Canned Cranberry Sauce, Stuffing, Pasta Sauce & Baking Mix.

Contact Irwin Vogelman: | 201.321.3142 for donation drop off details.

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Learn more about how CFA is helping thousands of local families and individuals in need.

With your help, we've been helping neighbors in need for over 40 years.

Annual Emergency & Holiday Food Packages Distributed

Annual CFA Volunteer Hours

CFA Service Distribution Sites/Warehouses
Emergency Food Program

Food is at the heart of CFA’s work. CFA’s Emergency Food Program provides approximately 4,600 emergency food packages each month to local families and individuals struggling to put food on their tables. Diabetic food packages are also available.

Homelessness Prevention Program

The threat of homelessness is very real to many local neighbors in need. CFA’s Homelessness Prevention Program assists about 125 household monthly with housing and utility expenses during especially difficult times.

Weekend Snack Pack Program

Many children in our community who receive free or reduced-price school meals are left without adequate nutrition on weekends and holiday breaks. CFA’s Weekend Snack Pack Program fills this gap with nutritious food for children at risk on the weekend.

Garden Program

CFA’s garden and donations from other community gardens make it possible to add fresh veggies to our food packages. The garden is managed by CFA volunteer, Smadar Shemmesh with in-kind support from Paul Keyes.

Smile Pack Program

CFA’s Smile Pack Program helps encourage young clients to exercise proper dental care. Smile packs include a toothbrush, dental floss and toothpaste. Local dentists make this program possible.

Hunger Free New Jersey

CFA’s statewide program, Hunger Free New Jersey, changes policy and practice to ensure that all New Jerseyans have healthy food to eat, every single day. HFNJ works on the local, state and federal levels.

Our Gallery of Action


Neighbors Taking Action

Young Professional Action Network (YPAN) Make ending hunger and homelessness part of

Neighbors Taking Action

Thank you to Jen Maxfield Ostfeld for hosting an MLK Day Weekend

Neighbors Taking Action

Third Grade Student Makes a Difference! Who says kids can’t make a

Neighbors Taking Action

Stryker employees adding their support to a weekend snack packs assembly line.

Neighbors Taking Action

The religious community continues to be a cornerstone of support for CFA

Neighbors Taking Action

Volunteers play a key role in CFA’s mission to end hunger and

Neighbors Taking Action

This year marked the Ringwood Hunger Walk’s 20th anniversary! Thank you to

Neighbors Taking Action

Our corporate partners’ generous support helps us maintain our ability to provide

Ready to become a volunteer?

Would you like to volunteer to help CFA provide emergency services to thousands of local families and individuals in need?  Please email: Valerie Anderson at or call 201-569-1804 x15.

Client Stories

Bergen County Department of Human Services-Division of Senior Services helps support CFA’s Senior Program.