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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...

03 Dec

Giving Tuesday 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...

11 Sep

9/11 National Day of Service and Remembrance Englewood- Sold Out

This year’s event has sold-out.  You may support CFA and the Weekend Snack Program with your donation, or join us for another upcoming event.  Please be sure to check our events page for more information! Event Dates: Sunday, September 8, 2019 1pm-2:00pm, CFA Mahwah, 90 Ridge Road Wednesday, September 11, 2019 11:00am-12:00pm, Bergen Community College, 400 Paramus Rd, Tech Building Wednesday, September 11, 2019, 4:00pm-5:00pm, Englewood Field Club, 341 Engle Street, Englewood. Event participants assemble Weekend Snack Packs to help Bergen County children who are...

11 Sep

9/11 National Day of Service and Remembrance, Paramus SOLD OUT

This year’s event has sold-out.  You may support CFA and the Weekend Snack Program with your donation, or join us for another upcoming event.  Please be sure to check our events page for more information! Event Dates: Sunday, September 8, 2019 1pm-2:00pm, CFA Mahwah, 90 Ridge Road Wednesday, September 11, 2019 11:00am-12:00pm, Bergen Community College, 400 Paramus Rd, Tech Building Wednesday, September 11, 2019, 4:00pm-5:00pm, Englewood Field Club, 341 Engle Street, Englewood.   BCC Faculty, for every $25.00 donation you make, a BCC student will be...

08 Sep

9/11 National Day of Service and Remembrance, Mahwah – Sold Out

Thank you for your support, tickets for this event location, Mahwah NJ on September 8th, have been sold out. Please join us at another upcoming event to help assemble Weekend Snack Packs for area school children, as part of the 9/11 National Day of Service and Remembrance. Event Dates: Wednesday, September 11, 2019 11:00am-12:00pm, Bergen Community College, 400 Paramus Rd, Tech Building Wednesday, September 11, 2019, 4:00pm-5:00pm, Englewood Field Club, 341 Engle Street, Englewood.   Event participants assemble Weekend Snack Packs to help Bergen County children...

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...

04 Jun

– Believe In Tomorrow

Recently our friends at Hunger Free New Jersey hosted a round-table 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.  The event was moderated by celebrity chef and anti-hunger activist Tom Colicchio and the participants included members of Congress, assemblymen, heads of non-profits from all over NJ along with some very brave women, who rely on social services to help them...

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...

01 May

– How To Support Military Members, Veterans, and Their Families

Contributing Author: Kelli Brewer, DeployCare.org   The struggles of military families aren’t always obvious. They may look like a normal family at social gatherings, but at home, military families have to cope with long separations, financial challenges, and the worry that a deployed spouse may not come home. It’s a lot for any family to bear, but there are ways you can help. Donate Frequent moves make it difficult for military spouses to build careers. As a result, many military families experience financial challenges....

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...