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19 May

– CFA Receives combined $500,000 Donation from Oritani Charitable Foundation and Foundation Chair Kevin Lynch

Funds will be used to support COVID-19 emergency food and housing relief efforts for families and individuals in northern New Jersey Englewood, NJ (May 19, 2020) – Center for Food Action (CFA) is pleased to announce a $400,000 charitable contribution from the Oritani Charitable Foundation along with a personal gift of $100,000 from longtime supporter and Oritani Charitable Foundation Chair, Kevin Lynch, to help purchase and distribute food and to provide housing assistance to households impacted by COVID-19. “Each week we distribute...

24 Mar

Center for Food Action Distributing Food to Those In Need With Help From Our Community and Community Food Bank of New Jersey

March 23, 2020, Englewood, New Jersey— While much of Bergen County is staying home to help “flatten the curve,” Center for Food Action is preparing for this week’s food distribution to area families and individuals in need. The Community Food Bank of New Jersey and CFA donors are helping to make this possible. “We are so grateful to our partner agency the Community Food Bank of New Jersey,” said Patricia Espy, CFA Executive Director, “the boxes will be distributed by appointment...

20 Jan

MLK Day of Service 2020 Paramus – SOLD OUT

CFA invites local businesses, community-based and service organizations, and individuals to support MLK Day of Service 2020 Weekend Snack Pack Initiative   Did you know…. Many children who receive free or reduced-price school meals are left without adequate nutrition on weekends and holiday breaks? The Weekend Snack Pack Program fills the gap. Last year CFA supporters funded and assembled more than 35,000 Weekend Snack Packs, distributed to children in 20 area schools. You can help provide these children with nutritious and filling food to help...

20 Jan

MLK Day of Service 2020 – Englewood – SOLD OUT

CFA invites local businesses, community-based and service organizations, and individuals to support MLK Day of Service 2020 Weekend Snack Pack Initiative   Did you know…. Many children who receive free or reduced-price school meals are left without adequate nutrition on weekends and holiday breaks? The Weekend Snack Pack Program fills the gap. Last year CFA supporters funded and assembled more than 35,000 Weekend Snack Packs, distributed to children in 20 area schools. You can help provide these children with nutritious and filling food to help...

22 Jun

2019 NBC 4 & Telemundo 47 Health & Fitness Expo New York

Stop by the CFA booth at the 7th annual NBC4/T47 Health & Fitness Expo! The 7th Annual NBC 4 & Telemundo 47 Health & Fitness Expo presented by Quest Diagnostics is a one-of-a-kind, family-friendly health and fitness weekend event held at MetLife Stadium. This free, non-ticketed event is open to the general public. The event is aimed at motivating people to engage in a healthy lifestyle within their community. Visitors to the NBC 4 & Telemundo 47 Health & Fitness Expo...

10 May

Why aren’t more eligible NJ seniors using federal food assistance?

BY Leah Mishkin, Correspondent, NJTV| May 9, 2019, 4PM EST CLICK HERE TO WATCH VIDEO Volunteers at Center for Food Action’s location in Saddle Brook are bagging emergency kits for people in need of food. Normally, clients come in once a month for groceries. Advocate Grace Brockel says more than 50% of the people they see are seniors. “Many of the seniors who come in don’t reach out to family members. Many of the children don’t even know it’s difficult for them to...

29 Apr

Tickets on Sale Now: Savor.2019

Please join CFA for SAVOR.2019, a food and wine tasting on Monday, April 29th, 2019 at the Teaneck Marriott at Glenpointe to benefit our neighbors in need.   Join CFA, and special guest host, Ms. Pat Battle as we Savor the flavors of Bergen County’s most appetizing restaurants and sample a wide array of wines. Celebrate with CFA’s Corporate Honoree: Stryker and 2019’s CFA Heroes: The Volunteers from Community Presbyterian Church in Ringwood   PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS Read More

10 Apr

– CFA Blog: Senior Hunger and Your Mother

Customer experience pioneer Jeanne Bliss in her latest book “Would You Do That to your Mother?” urges companies to make business personal by asking: “Would you do that to your mother?”  The idea is that companies should treat their customers as well as they would treat their mother.  She recommends steps ranging from “Be the person I raised you to be” to “Put others before yourself.” April is Senior Hunger Awareness Month and when we look at all the statistics about seniors and food...

03 Apr

– HUNGER AND THE COLLEGE STUDENT

TrentonDaily.com 4.3.19, Karen Carson For the college student, there’s hunger and then there’s hunger. From the age of 16, a modest financial aid package toward a private undergraduate college, including tuition, room and board, and two meals a day, kept a roof over my head for four years, and allowed me to prove my independence to my widowed father by paying other expenses with part-time jobs, all the while maintaining my place on the Dean’s List. During those pre-Smartphone years, I gave my blue...

05 Mar

– 2019 SOUPERBOWL Winners Announced

This year CFA asked you to help us complete our mission to prevent hunger and homelessness by participating in our annual SOUPERBOWL. You counted downs, tracked quarterly winners and moved the chains. Thank you! This year you raised over $3,000 and donated more than 6,000 cans of soup. “At CFA we depend on the generous donations from our community partners including houses of worship, local schools, and our community-based organizations,” said Nicole A. Davis, CFA’s Special Event Planner and SOUPERBOWL commissioner,...

We are extraordinarily grateful to see our community come together to support frontline care team members in the last several months. Through your generosity, more than 150,000 meals from local restaurants were donated to help power our team through the height of the COVID-19 crisis. As we begin to move forward, our locations will no longer be accepting food donations—but we ask that you keep that generous spirit alive.

We encourage you to instead direct your financial donations to Center for Food Action’s Give a Meal Program to help those going hungry within our communities. Together, we can curb hunger, help local restaurants, and make a difference for families in need.

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