SUPPORT

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.

VOLUNTEER

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.

AMBASSADOR

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
Call to Action
``I worked all my life but I don't have enough to make ends meet.``

Seniors are CFA’s fastest growing demographic.  Most have worked all their lives but now find themselves unable to afford the rising cost of their rent and often find themselves having to choose between paying for their medication or food.

This is unacceptable.

Anne is a 75-year-old woman whose income is Social Security plus a small pension. She fell behind in her rent and was facing eviction. CFA paid her overdue rent and helped her move into senior housing.  Annie is also eligible for our Dinners4Seniors Program.

Because of so many cases such as Annie’s, CFA, in collaboration with the Taub Foundation, is introducing a new supplemental food package for seniors 60+.  This is a pilot program at CFA’s Englewood and Saddle Brook sites. We will distribute 50 senior bags each month.

The program will give qualifying seniors four additional meals. These packages will include individual servings of salmon, cod, chicken breast, ground turkey and vegetables, and seasonings. Seniors must meet the following criteria:

  • Must be 60+
  • All seniors must be under 300% of the poverty level
  • Everyone in the household must be a senior
  • Each senior will receive 4 main proteins but will share veggies and seasoning bag.
  • This is a pilot program at Englewood and Saddle Brook CFA. We will distribute 50 senior bags each month.

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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

#NeighborsHelpingNeighbors

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 vanderson@cfanj.org or call 201-569-1804 x15.

Client Stories

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