The Center for Food Action is looking for volunteers for the Weekend Snack Pack event on Friday

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originally published: 09/04/2022

(TEANECK, NJ) — On Friday, September 9 at 4:00 p.m., the Food Action Center will hold its 10th annual Day of Service Weekend Snack Pack event. The event takes place at the Teaneck Marriott in Glenpointe (100 Frank W Burr Road). They are looking for volunteers for the event.

The Food Action Center (FAC) will meet in person for the first time in two years to pack more than 5,000 snacks. Volunteers of all ages will join Emmy Award-winning journalist, news anchor and author Jen Maxfield, who founded CFA’s Snack Pack event ten years ago.

Maxfield has seen just about everything in his more than two decades working in broadcasting, as his new book explains, MORE AFTER THE BREAK: A journalist looks back on ten unforgettable news stories. She is passionate about her involvement with CFA and said, “Access to food is a basic human right and hunger is a solvable problem,” said Jen Maxfield, NBC New York, and event chair. “I’m proud to stand with the Center for Food Action to make sure they get the resources they need to do what they do best for the Northern New Jersey community.”

The weekend snack packs help fight school-age hunger and will be distributed to seventeen Bergen County area schools to benefit children eligible for free meals at the following Cliffside Parks , Edgewater, Englewood, Garfield, Hackensack, Leonia, Lodi, Palisades Park and Teaneck, New Jersey. This program aligns with AmeriCorps’ goals for 9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance, which encourages Americans of all ages to volunteer and engage in future service to better their communities by supporting residents facing food insecurity. To register or donate, please Click here.

Food Action Center, (CFA) is one of New Jersey’s largest emergency food aid agencies. With a mission to prevent hunger and homelessness, CFA improves the lives of low-income families and individuals in more than 100 northern New Jersey cities. CFA provides a wide range of emergency and case management services so our neighbors in need can put food on their tables, keep a roof over their heads, keep their lights and gas on, heat their house. Our advocates help provide information, referrals, counseling, assistance in accessing public programs, and other community services needed to help improve their lives.

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