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New Jersey

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...

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...

06 Mar

-HFNJ releases Annual Bulletin

2018 was a banner year in our fight against hunger. Securing new laws to feed more kids. Halting harmful federal efforts to cut food assistance. Forging statewide solutions to hunger for college students, seniors and others. Launching a new brand to leverage our ability to shine the spotlight on hunger issues. These are all results Hunger Free New Jersey – along with its many partners – realized in 2018.  Read HFNJ’s Annual Bulletin 2018. ...

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...

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...

11 Sep

2. National Day of Service & Remembrance – Mahwah

Please join the Center for Food Action for our National Day of Service & Remembrance Event at CFA Mahwah, 90 Ridge Road on Monday, September 11th from 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm. Red Sponsorship: $5,000, White Sponsorship: $2,500, Blue Sponsorship: $1,000 Supporters: $500 The minimum donation for each participant is $45 (Children under age 10, accompanied by an adult, are welcome to pack free of charge). $45 will fund 10 snack packs for local children experiencing weekend food insecurity. Last year CFA...