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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...

10 May

-Gov. Murphy signs anti-hunger package

Hunger Free NJ Director Adele LaTourette joins Gov. Phil Murphy, Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin and others at a bill signing today in Trenton. The package of bills promises to reduce hunger in the Garden State. The package includes bills aimed at reducing college hunger, raising awareness of hunger, helping people find assistance and reducing food waste. Among the bills was the Campus Free Hunger Act, which will establish a $1 million fund to help colleges implement comprehensive solutions to campus hunger, including...

25 Apr

-New rules boost SNAP aid

New Jersey Department of Humans Services implements changes to boost SNAP aid to disabled and elderly. The department just announced that New Jersey residents who receive social security, food assistance through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and Lifeline Utility Assistance through the New Jersey Division of Aging Services may be eligible for additional benefits. The Lifeline Utility Assistance program provides a $225 annual benefit to eligible individuals to help meet heating and cooling needs. Based on the department’s ability to match...

23 Apr

-Half of NJ seniors missing out on food aid

Thousands of older New Jersey adults who face hunger are missing out on critical assistance that helps put food on the table, according to data tools recently released by the Food Research & Action Center (FRAC), with support from AARP Foundation. The federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) helps low-income seniors and others afford the food they need to maintain their health and well-being, yet the FRAC map shows that less than half of eligible New Jersey seniors, age 60 or...

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