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Education

03 Apr

-NJ’s poorest schools missing out on school breakfast

A new report finds that just half of students in the state’s most impoverished schools are receiving federally-funded school breakfast. This is because many continue to serve breakfast before school when most children have not yet arrived, according to a new report. Under a new state law, these schools will be required to serve breakfast during the school day no later than September 2019, according to the report, published by

19 Feb

-NJ Spotlight covers FRAC school breakfast scorecard

A great article from NJ Spotlight about the Food Research & Action Center’s recent report, showing New Jersey headed in the wrong direction on serving school breakfast to low-income students. Read the coverage. Despite the bad news, we’re very confidence we will begin climbing back up the school breakfast ranks, once high-poverty schools begin to comply with a new law that requires any school with at least 70 percent of low-income students to serve breakfast after the bell —...

13 Feb

-NJ slips in school breakfast ranks

New state law promises improvement New Jersey is heading in the wrong direction when it comes to providing school breakfast to low-income students, many of whom routinely face hunger, according to a national report released today. The state dropped from 19th to 21st place in the Food Research and Action Center’s (FRAC) annual School Breakfast Scorecard. Since 2011, New Jersey schools had made steady progress in reaching more hungry children through the federal School Breakfast Program, but...

11 Sep

2. National Day of Service & Remembrance – Mahwah

Please join the Center for Food Action for our National Day of Service & Remembrance Event at CFA Mahwah, 90 Ridge Road on Monday, September 11th from 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm. Red Sponsorship: $5,000, White Sponsorship: $2,500, Blue Sponsorship: $1,000 Supporters: $500 The minimum donation for each participant is $45 (Children under age 10, accompanied by an adult, are welcome to pack free of charge). $45 will fund 10 snack packs for local children experiencing weekend food insecurity. Last year CFA...

01 Jun

-FEMA Cuts Deep Into CFA Funding

#Ninety3K You’ve heard talk of possible government budget cuts to human service agencies; unfortunately, Center for Food Action has already lost $93,000 due to a massive cut impacting New Jersey. Your support is urgently needed so CFA’s emergency programs can meet the needs of our most vulnerable neighbors. The loss of $93,000 is affecting CFA’s ability to help thousands of your neighbors. We really need your help to ensure our emergency programs are intact and available to...