Funds will be used to nourish thousands of families and individuals in northern New Jersey

Englewood, NJ (April 10, 2020) – Center for Food Action (CFA) is pleased to announce a charitable contribution from the New York Giants to help purchase and distribute food to communities impacted by job loss following the arrival of COVID-19.

“Support from partners like the New York Giants is critical during times like these,” said Patricia Espy, Executive Director of Center for Food Action. “This gift will allow us to distribute more food to more people at a time when it is needed most.”

Center for Food Action has seen a dramatic increase in food assistance requests as more residents are out of work as a result of businesses closing due to the Coronavirus.  As an essential business, Center for Food Action has implemented new appointment-only, drive-up distribution practices to adhere to social distancing policies.

About Center for Food Action

Center for Food Action is one of the largest emergency food relief agencies in New Jersey.  With a mission to prevent hunger and homelessness, CFA improves the lives of low-income families and individuals from over 100 towns in northern NJ. CFA provides a wide range of emergency and case management services so that our neighbors in need can put food on their tables, keep a roof over their heads, keep their lights and gas on, and heat their homes.  Our advocates help provide information, referrals, counseling, assistance in accessing public programs, and other community services needed to help improve their lives.

Center for Food Action, founded in 1976, is a non-profit, 501 (c)(3) organization that provides emergency services to northern New Jersey’s poorest and most vulnerable residents. CFA provides food, housing, utility, and heating assistance and offers counseling and advocacy services to low-income individuals and families. CFA is headquartered in Englewood and has sites in Hackensack, Mahwah, Ringwood, Saddle Brook and Bergen Community College Paramus Campus.

About the New York Giants

A cornerstone franchise of the National Football League, the New York Football Giants began play in 1925. With eight championships, including a victory over the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLVI, their second in five seasons, the Giants are the only franchise in the NFL with a Super Bowl victory in each of the last four decades. Headquartered at the Quest Diagnostics Training Center in East Rutherford, N.J., the Giants enter their 96th season of play this fall. For more information, visit www.giants.com.