Center for Food Action in New Jersey Overview
Target demographics: Most of CFA's clients are working people who have hit upon hard times due to an illness, a low paying job, or temporary unemployment. Nearly half of CFA's clients are children and 13% are seniors.
Direct beneficiaries per year: Your support will make a huge difference in the lives of over 16,000 northern New Jersey families.
Someone who had 3 hours of volunteer time could: Organize a food drive at their school, place of worship or work, to collect the much-needed food items that will improve the lives of their neighbors in need.
Programs: The Center for Food Action provides seven-day emergency food packages, supplemental food packages and holiday food packages. CFA also provides nutrition and budgeting workshops for clients and offers a hunger education program for students, scouts, and members of our community. We encourage food donations and visits from Scout troops and school groups and provide a variety of opportunities for community service and service learning.The Statewide Emergency Food and Anti-Hunger Network (SEFAN), established in 1980, provides 900 food pantries and soup kitchens throughout New Jersey with education and assistance. The SEFAN quarterly newsletter provides information on hunger.