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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...

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...

12 Mar

– CFA To Honor Stryker At Annual Savor.2019 Gala

2019 CFA Hero Award Winner “the Volunteers from the Community Presbyterian Church in Ringwood, New Jersey” will be celebrated ENGLEWOOD, NJ, March 14, 2019 — The Center for Food Action announces two honorees who will receive CFA Awards at the upcoming SAVOR.2019 food and wine event in April.  CFA Corporate Citizen Honoree, Stryker, was chosen for this honor to show our appreciation of their generosity. Over the years they have championed The Weekend Snack Pack Program, hosted numerous food drives and...

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,...

15 Feb

-What Does Hunger Look Like?

Take a moment to look around your neighborhood, chances are most of your neighbors live in a nice home, drive a decent car, maybe have a have pet or two and have some form of income.  How could food insecurity be an issue here, in beautiful Bergen County? I have long supported food relief programs within the United States, it was not until I became an employee of CFA that I became fully aware of how pervasive hunger is in...