Center for Food Action: Weekend Snack Pack Program-Because Hunger does not take the weekend off

Center for Food Action: Weekend Snack Pack Program-Because Hunger does not take the weekend off

CFA’s Weekend Snack Pack Program

Many children who receive free or reduced-price school meals are left without adequate nutrition on weekends and holidays breaks.

CFA’s Weekend Snack Pack Program is designed to fill this gap by providing healthy, kid-friendly and easy to prepare foods to children at risk of weekend hunger.

On Friday, a Ziploc bag of nutritious food is placed into the backpacks of children who participate in the free and reduced-price school meal program.

Center for Food Action:

CFA improves the lives of low-income families and individuals from over 100 towns in northern NJ by administering the following programs:

*Emergency Food Program

*Homelessness Prevention Program

*Weekend Snack Pack Program

*Community Garden Program

*Smile Pack Program

*Young Professional Action Network

*Hunger Free NJ

What’s in a Weekend Snack Pack?

1-2% milk box, 8 oz. non-flavored shelf stable

1 cold cereal-individual serving size box

1 fruit cup or peaches 4 oz.

1 Chef Boyardee or similar 7.5 oz. microwaveable bowl

1 macaroni and cheese 7.25 oz.

1 nutri-grain snack bar 1.3 oz.

How can I help?

  1. With a minimum order of  500 packs CFA will provide the product an materials and organize your packing event at the CFA Saddle Brook site or a location of your choice. CFA will bring the finished packs to our warehouse and deliver them to one of the 14 participating schools. Each snack pack costs $4.50.
  2. You can collect monetary donations and purchase the items from CFA. This is an efficient method because CFA purchases the items in bulk at a discount and you assemble the packs with family and friends at your convenience.
  3. You can collect or purchase the attached list of items, assemble the bags yourself and drop them off at CFA. We will distribute these packs from one of our five locations to families with school-age children in need. Please follow the assembly guidelines to maintain consistency.

Because hunger does not take the weekend off. You can help today!

$4.50 will send 1 child home with a weekend worth of kid-friendly foods.

$22.50 helps 5 children

$45.00 helps 10 children

$225.00 helps 50 children

$450.00 helps 100 children

Online: http://www.cfanj.org

Phone: (201) 569-1804 x25

Mail:

Center for Food Action

192 West Demarest Avenue

Englewood, NJ  07631

Please note: “WSPP”

Questions? lorioliff@cfanj.org

CFA-Center for Food Action

 

 

 

 

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About jwatrel

I am a free-lance writer and Blogger. I am the author of the book "Firehouse 101" (IUniverse.com 2005) part of trilogy of books centered in New York City. My next book "Love Triangles" is finished being edited and should be ready for release in the Fall. My latest book, "Dinner at Midnight", a thriller is on its last chapter. My long awaited book explains the loss of the 2004 Yankee game to Boston. I work as a Consultant, Adjunct College Professor, Volunteer Fireman and Ambulance member and Blogger. I have a blog site for caregivers called 'bergencountycaregiver', a step by step survival guide to all you wonderful folks taking care of your loved ones, a walking project to walk every block, both sides, of the island of Manhattan "MywalkinManhattan" and discuss what I see and find on the streets of New York and three sites to accompany it. One is an arts site called "Visiting a Museum", where I showcase small museums, historical sites and parks that are off the beaten track both in Manhattan and outside the city to cross reference with "MywalkinManhattan" blog site. Another is "DiningonaShoeStringNYC", featuring small restaurants I have found on my travels in this project, that offer wonderful meals for $10.00 and under. So be on the lookout for updates on all three sites and enjoy 'MywalkinManhattan'. The third is my latest site, "LittleShoponMainStreet", which showcases all the unique and independent shops that I have found on my travels throughout and around Manhattan. I have started two new blog sites for the fire department, one "EngineOneHasbrouck HeightsFireDepartmentnj" for the Hasbrouck Heights Fire Department to discuss what our Engine Company is doing and the other is "BergenCountyFireman'sHomeAssociation" for the Bergen County Fireman's Association, which fire fighters from Bergen County, NJ, go to the Fireman's Home in Boonton, NJ to bring entertainment and cheer to our fellow brother fire fighters quarterly.
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1 Response to Center for Food Action: Weekend Snack Pack Program-Because Hunger does not take the weekend off

  1. jwatrel says:

    Please call the CFA for more information on the program.

    Liked by 1 person

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