fighting hunger

20 Jan

MLK Day of Service 2020

CFA invites local businesses, community-based and service organizations, and individuals to support MLK Day of Service 2019 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


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,...

07 Feb

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

What do you do when you receive a passive-aggressive gift, like a shady dagger?   http://www.bravotv.com/the-daily-dish/what-jackie-goldschneider-did-with-jennifer-aydin-dagger-gift.  Well if you are Jackie Goldschneider, from Bravo’s The Real Housewives of New Jersey, you use it to help neighbors in need. “When it was given to me, I came home and said ‘what do I do with this gift that wasn’t very nice, that I didn’t want?’” Jackie said.  “A few days later I realized that when the episode airs, I could...