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?
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
Phone: (201) 569-1804 x25
Center for Food Action
192 West Demarest Avenue
Englewood, NJ 07631
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CFA-Center for Food Action