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Donate Food

COVID-19 Food Donation Process

We are so grateful for the food donated by the communities we serve and from businesses, organizations, and houses of worship who host food drives and collections year-round.

Social distancing guidelines require CFA to make changes in our food donation process.  Donations may be made at any CFA Pantry during their hours of operation.  In order to maintain social distancing guidelines in Englewood, Saddle Brook and Hackensack, we ask that you remain in your vehicle and a staff member will collect donations.  If you would like a receipt, please complete our food donation form and provide a copy of it to a member of our team during the drop-off.

For donations made at CFA Mahwah, please place your donations in the blue CFA bins located near the pantry overhang.

CFA ENGLEWOOD, 192 West Demarest Avenue
HOURS M-F 9:30am-12:00pm

CFA HACKENSACK, 316 First Street (New Hope Baptist Church)
HOURS M-F 10:00am-1:00pm

CFA SADDLE BROOK, 224 Midland Ave
HOURS M-F 10:00am-12:00pm

CFA MAHWAH, 90 Ridge Road
M-F 10:00am-2:00pm

CFA RINGWOOD, 145 Carletondale Road
HOURS MON & TUE. 10:00am-12:00pm

PLEASE DO NOT DROP-OFF DONATIONS WHEN OUR PANTRIES ARE CLOSED AS ITEMS ARE NOT PROTECTED FROM THE ELEMENTS AND FROM WILDLIFE.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Host a Food Drive
At your Workplace, School or Place of Worship
  • Write to the head of your organization, school, or business for approval to host a food drive.
  • Register your food drive with CFA and download our Food Drive Success Ebooklet
  • Find your closest CFA location and drop off the collected food during our regular working hours.
  • If you can, assist us further by volunteering to sort and package the food for final distribution to needy families!
Our Most Needed Items

Whether you plan to organize a food drive or want to individually donate food to us, here is the list of our most needed items.

Supermarket Gift Cards

Canned Meat (tuna, chicken, etc.)

Canned Hearty Soups

Canned Vegetables

Macaroni & Cheese

Peanut Butter & Jelly

Tomato Sauce

Cold Cereal (low sugar) and Oatmeal

Powdered Milk and/or Boxed Milk, such as Parmalat

Canned Fruits

Instant Potatoes

100% Juice

Baby Formula & Diapers sizes 4, 5 & 6

Bar or Bottled Soap

Toothpaste, Toothbrush & Dental Floss

Canned Dog Food & Canned Cat Food

Testimonials

Let’s Join Together to fund 10,000 Snack Packs in Honor of 9/11

Last year, the pandemic made it necessary to make CFA’s 9/11 Weekend Snack Pack event – virtual. We set and exceeded a goal of 10,000 snack packs. Once again, in 2021, Covid-19 variants make a virtual event a safe choice for our friends, supporters and the communities were serve.

Join us as we address the issue of childhood hunger in NJ and help area school children through the #10kSnackPackChallenge. Your support will ensure that no child goes hungry this school year. Our goal is to raise $50,000 so we can create 10,000 snack packs.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION