What's New @CFA


-SNAP benefits issued early

Amid the government shutdown, the roughly 730,000 New Jersey residents who rely on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, (SNAP, aka food stamps) will receive their full February benefits early. The benefits are being issued today. A provision in the budget bill, which expired Dec. 21, allows the federal government to make certain payments up to 30 days after the budget’s end. Families...


-Welcome to CFA’s new Dinners4Seniors Program

Dinners4Seniors Program CFA is introducing Dinners4Seniors, a new supplemental food package program for qualifying seniors 60+ years of age.  To expand how we help our growing senior population, we will be giving four additional meals to qualifying seniors. The package will include individual servings of salmon, cod, chicken breasts, ground turkey, vegetables, seasonings and more. “The rate of hunger among seniors aged 60...


-Work rules dropped from farm bill

Great news! Congressional leaders reportedly said harsh work requirements will not be included in the farm  bill. This proposal would have denied food assistance to thousands of New Jersey residents. With your help, we have been fighting this proposal for months. We thank all who sent messages to our Congressional representatives, shared on social media and otherwise added their voice to...


-Adele named among top 100 most powerful NJ women

HFNJ Director Adele LaTourette received well-deserved recognition for her leadership in fighting hunger in New Jersey when she was named on Senator Loretta Weinberg’s Women Power List. This prestigious list includes cabinet members, chiefs of staff, business leaders and many other strong influencers. Adele was recognized for her role in shaping public policy that moves us toward the...


State legislation advances to fight hunger

An Assembly panel last week approved a package of 14 bills aimed at addressing hunger in New Jersey. Led by Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin, who has made hunger a top priority, the effort promises to curb hunger on college campuses, connect people with food assistance, raise awareness of hunger in New Jersey, reduce food waste and provide more healthy shopping options...

Real Housewife’s Shady Dagger helps feed and shelter local families