Weekend Snack Pack Program

Hunger Doesn't Take the Weekend Off!
Hunger Hurts

Many children who receive free or reduced-price school meals are left without adequate nutrition on weekends and holiday breaks. CFA’s Weekend Snack Pack Program is designed to fill this gap by providing healthy, kid-friendly, and easy to prepare snack foods to children at risk of weekend hunger.

Program Highlights

The concept of a snack pack program originated years ago when a school nurse noticed that some students were arriving at school on Monday mornings with headaches, dizziness, stomach aches and fatigue. She noticed that these were the same students who were receiving free or reduced lunches. The nurse reached out to a local food pantry to organize a way to provide these students with nutritious weekend snacks.

The snack packs are delivered to 21 local schools and organizations by CFA and Rotary of the Palisades. The teachers discreetly place the snack packs into the student’s backpack when they are out of the classroom. Special emphasis will always be placed upon privacy.  The number of times students receive snack packs during the academic year is based upon funding.

The Weekend Snack Pack Program is part of CFA’s expanded effort to reduce childhood hunger in our neighborhoods and help children perform better at school. CFA is actively reaching out for support from community groups, schools, businesses, foundations and faith-based organizations. We’ve also seen success with individuals raising funds through crowdsourcing campaigns such as GoFundMe.

To learn more, download your copy of The Weekend Snack Pack Program brochure

Participating Schools & Organizations


Cliffside Park – Cliffside Park Public Library

Edgewater- Eleanor Van Gelder School

Edgewater – George Washington Elementary School

Englewood – Bergen Family Center Pre-School

Englewood – Englewood Day Camp

Englewood – Grieco Elementary School

Garfield – Abraham Lincoln School #5

Hackensack – Boys and Girls Club

Hackensack = Fanny M. Hillers School

Hackensack – Jackson Avenue Elementary School

Leonia – Leonia Middle School

Leonia – Ann C. Scott Elementary School

Little Ferry – Memorial Elementary School

Lodi – Boys and Girls Club

Moonachie – Robert L. Craig Elementary School

Palisades Park – Charles R. Smith Early Childhood Center

Palisades Park – Lindbergh Elementary School

Teaneck – Early Learning Center

Teaneck – Hawthorne Elementary School

Teaneck – U-NECTED Camp

Teaneck – Whittier Elementary School

It's Easy To Make a Postive Difference!

For $4.75 you can send a child home with a weekend snack pack! Last academic year we distributed 35,000-weekend snack packs from 21 area schools and organizations.

The Weekend Snack Pack Program is self-funded, and we rely on the generosity of the community for support.  Groups and organizations help by purchasing  items for the snack packs and assembling the bags.

Ways to help:

  • Set a date with CFA to host a Weekend Snack Pack Event. With a minimum order of 500 snack packs, CFA will provide everything you need, deliver the items, organize your event and pick up the finished packs to distribute to our participating schools.  Each pack is priced at $4.75.
  • For orders less than 500 snack packs, CFA offers a Do-It-Yourself WSPP Kit. Simply tell us how many packs your group will assemble, and we will provide all your supplies to make a complete Weekend Snack Pack.  This is a great option because CFA purchases the items in bulk at a discount, there is greater flexibility in scheduling and no need waste time ordering supplies or collecting donations and “filling in” missing items.
  • Be a sponsor for our community-wide Weekend Snack Pack Event on September 11th and MLK Day.

Kindly email Lori Oliff at lorioliff@cfanj.org or call 201-569-1804×16 to schedule your next WSPP Event.

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We Thank Our 2018-2019 School Year Supporters

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc

Andy Stern and Jennifer Johnson Stern

Annie Hausmann

Apple Ridge Community

Bank of New Jersey

Beau Monde Salon and Spa

Black Clergy Council of Englewood, Teaneck and Vicinity

Brandi & Jed Rubin

Brother International

Christ Episcopal Church

Church of the Savior

CNBC Universal

Community Baptist Church of Englewood

Community Church of Harrington Park

Congregation Ahavath Torah

Cresskill Middle School

Daveniero Family

Diane Clarke and Family

East Brook Middle School

Goodman Family

Greater Bergen Associates of REALTORS

Hackensack Radiology Group

HandiWorks, LLC

Hard Family

Harris Corp

Hearts for Hunger

Jen Maxfield-Ostfeld and Scott Ostfeld

Jewish Federation of Northern NJ

Kaplan Family

Kesher Center


Lakeland Bank

Leonia High School’s DECA

M & T Bank

M. Ross & Associates, LLC

Maugham School

McDonald’s of Englewood and Paramus

Michael and Jane Murphy

NANBPWC, Inc Teaneck-Englewood and Vicinity

Nat Sherman

National Council of Jewish Women

National Electronic Transit

Neha Patel and Lavanya Venkateswaran

New Milford Elks

Northern Trust

Norton Rose Fulbright

Postel Family

Puccio Family

Ring Family

Roger & Carol Maxfield

Rotary Club of the Palisades

Rotary Club Park Ridge

Selver and Rubach Families

Smith School


Snow Joe

Solomon Schecter Day School

St. Irene’s Philoptochos Society

South Bergen Rotary

TD Bank

Temple Emanuel of Closter

Temple Israel and Jewish Community Center

Temple Sinai of Bergen County

Thrivent Financial

Trinity Lutheran Church

True World Group

Unitarian Society of Ridgewood

US Standard Products

Wiessner and Carrillo Families

Willard Elementary School


Zornek Family

Snack Packs Distributed This Academic Year

Children Helped

Snack Pack Assembly Events

Schools & Organizations Participating

It's Easy To Make a Postive Difference!

For $4.75 you can send a child home with a weekend snack pack! Last academic year we distributed 35,000-weekend snack packs from 21 area schools and organizations.