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06 Jun

— BERGEN COUNTY HOSPITALS CALL ON COMMUNITY TO REDIRECT DONATIONS TO CENTER FOR FOOD ACTION AS HUNGER PANDEMIC UNFOLDS IN NEW JERSEY

Bergen County hospitals today asked the public to redirect donations to the Center for Food Action, a move prompted by the hunger pandemic currently unfolding in New Jersey. A combined 150,000+ meals were donated to feed health care teams at Englewood Health, Hackensack Meridian Hackensack University Medical Center, Holy Name Medical Center, and Valley Health System when COVID-19 gripped the state. Now, all four institutions are asking their communities to continue those efforts, with a renewed focus...

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...

21 Jan

New Jersey Governor Murphy Joins Hundreds of CFA Volunteers for 25th annual MLK Day of Service

NJ Governor Murphy and volunteers assemble thousands of Weekend Snack Packs to help hungry children as part of MLK Day of Service Englewood, NJ –New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy joined Center for Food Action today and led hundreds of northern New Jersey residents in Weekend Snack Pack assembly in volunteer service to honor Dr. Martin Luther King’s legacy. Northern NJ residents were joined by hundreds of thousands of volunteers across the country as part of the 25th annual MLK Day of...

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...

03 Dec

#GivingTuesday 2019

  #GivingTuesday is December 3, 2019 and CFA is hosting a community-wide Hearty Soup Drive to help local families in need stay warm this winter and to shine a spotlight on the seriousness of hunger in our neighborhoods. Join area schools, businesses, and organizations participate in CFA’s #GivingTuesday Hearty Soup Drives to help families in need. Become a CFA Souper Hero in just 3 easy steps: Register your participation and download program flyers and posters Set-up a box, hang your posters and spread...

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...

12 Jun

Send a message to lawmakers

New Jersey lawmakers are considering a resolution that would include $2.1 million in the upcoming state budget to increase SNAP food aid for our state’s most impoverished elderly and people with disabilities. Through a targeted utility assistance initiative, this proposal would provide critical food aid to some of New Jersey’s most vulnerable residents. Many worthy causes compete for limited state dollars. When we all speak up, we have a better chance that legislators will make hunger a priority. We’ve made it...

30 May

Talking Hunger NJ

State and federal officials, emergency food providers and advocates gathered today to discuss federal issues related to reducing hunger, examining ways to fight threats while advancing efforts to ensure all New Jersey residents have healthy food to eat, every single day. U.S. Representatives Frank Pallone and Josh Gottheimer, along with Congressional staff, attended the session, A Congressional Conversation: Hunger in New Jersey, sponsored by Hunger Free New Jersey and the New Jersey Healthy Kids Initiative – Rutgers University. The event was...