Taking Action to End Hunger & Homelessness

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Vote to Support CFA on Charity Navigator!

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Please vote for the Center for Food Action in order for Charity Navigator to rate our organization.  

Charity Navigator is an independent nonprofit that evaluates charities in the US. Its stated goal is “to advance a more efficient and responsive philanthropic marketplace in which givers and the charities they support work in tandem to overcome our nation’s and the world’s most persistent challenges.”

Please go to Charity Navigator and vote for CFA!

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The MLK Day of Service: A Call to Action

MLK1#‎iServe‬ ‪#‎MLKDay‬ The MLK Day of Service is January 19th.
In honor of Dr. King’s powerful message of equality, peace and unity, CFA is asking the community to collect Hearty Soup and Oatmeal to help keep our neighbors in need warm this winter. You can organize this food drive at your place of work, your school or your place of worship throughout the week of Jan. 19th! Help Share the Warmth! For more information, please contact Jennifer Johnson, Director of Communications, at or call 201.569.1804 x28. Thank YOU!

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‘You can’t feed your kids with pride’

“Hunger is a statewide epidemic in NJ”

Advocates and food pantry clients called for action to address the growing problem of hunger in the Garden State.

“We are seeing it (hunger) in suburbia. We are seeing it in urban areas. It’s really kind of an epidemic throughout the state,” said Adele LaTourette, New Jersey Anti-Hunger Coalition director. “I’ve been doing this for over 30 years and I have never seen or heard the stories that I’m seeing now.”

The advocates urged the state to revise the Heat and Eat program to help provide more food assistance for an estimated 160,000 households and to do a better job in processing Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly called food stamps) applications.

Read More: Hunger is a statewide epidemic in NJ says advocate |





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Center for Food Action in the News

Thank you for supporting CFA’s work to help local families and individuals who are struggling to manage food insecurity.   Together we are making a difference!

OritaniBank Charitable Foundation for Hosting the Oritani Golf Classic to Benefit the Center for Food Action

With Food Banks Struggling to Feed the Needy, Residents in Bergen and Passaic County Take Action

The Record:  Fighting Hunger

The Growing Number of Community Gardens in the Northern Valley provide More Than Just Sustainable Food

157K NJ Families to Have Food Stamp Benefits Cut, Report Says

In Englewood For Day of Service, Volunteers Focus on the Children 

Thank you to Jen Maxfield Ostfeld and Scott Ostfeld for sponsoring this wonderful event.  Over 120 volunteers came to assemble 2500 weekend snack packs to help children in need in Englewood, NJ

Thank you to Jen Maxfield Ostfeld and Scott Ostfeld for sponsoring this important and memorable event. Over 120 volunteers joined together on our National Day of Service to  assemble 2500 weekend snack packs to help children in need in Englewood, NJ



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School Supply Donations Help Local Kids in Need

School Supply Donations Help Local Kids in Need

Thank you to RealSource Realtors for donating 65 backpacks filled with school supplies to support CFA’s School Supply Drive.  Please note that although the collection is officially over, additional supplies are still needed to help local kids in need.

We would also iStock_000006566927Large[1]like to thank the following individuals, religious organizations and businesses for supporting our work to help local kids in need get a good start to the school:

Advent Lutheran Church, Wyckoff, Community Presbyterian Vacation Bible School, Ringwood, High Mountain Presbyterian Vacation Bible School Franklin Lakes, Highland Presbyterian Church, Allendale,  KinderCare Learning Center, Mahwah,  Konica Minolta Ramsey,  Mrs. Karen Marcus Ringwood, National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women’s Clubs, Sherwin Williams USR,  St. Catherine of Bologna Church, Ringwood and St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Teaneck.

RealSource Realtors Give Back to Local Students in Need

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It’s Official: CFA & BCC Collaborate to Open Food Pantry

Center for Food Action and Bergen Community College Collaborate to Open On-Campus Food Pantry on Campus

It’s official! We’ve opened our 8th site: CFA at the Student XChange at BCC. Our goal, in collaboration with BCC, is to help students who are struggling to afford tuition and food. CFA XChange hours: Tuesday 9 am-1 pm | Thursday 2 pm-6 pm. Lisa Pitz, CFA Pantry Coordinator. Student XChange hours: M-F 8:30 am – 6:30 pm. XChange number: 201-879-7223 | Email:





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