Center for Food Action in New Jersey
Rating: 4.75 stars 28 reviews
Location: 192 W Demarest Ave Englewood NJ 07631 USA
Results: Hunger takes a physical toll and has a devastating emotional impact on many in the community. This year the CFA will have distributed nearly 50,000 food packages -almost $3 million worth of food - and prevented several hundred families from losing their homes and helped hundreds of households stay warm this winter.
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.
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.
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I am the director of a subsidized housing apartment building in Paterson, for low-income seniors. CFA has come twice to visit us, bringing wonderful fresh produce to our tenants. The volunteers are extremely helpful and hard-working, the organization is organized and efficient and the produce is top-notch! The tenants are all thrilled to hear they are coming and enjoy nutritious meals for days.
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
Add fresh fruits.
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