(HACKENSACK, NJ) With Thanksgiving next week, the Center for Food Action is in full swing, getting ready for the holiday. CFA is a non-profit organization that provides emergency services to northern New Jersey’s poorest and most vulnerable residents. CFA helps with groceries, housing, utility, and heating assistance and offers counseling and advocacy services to low-income individuals and families.
For these volunteers, Thanksgiving is about giving back at a time when people need help now more than ever.
Anne Pickles who has been a volunteer at the Center for Food Action in Hackensack for 3 years and said her favorite part of volunteering is “the crew is amazing, people are very appreciative.”
The pantry manager said the Center for Food Action accepts food, and nonperishable donations all through out the year. Food that they accept would be dry and canned food goods that don’t go bad. They also accept baby formula and baby diapers.
The Center for Food Action starts giving out Thanksgiving meal kits on Tuesday, November 14 until Wednesday, November 22. Thanksgiving meal kits include a frozen turkey, bag of rice, canned string beans, canned yams, a box of stuffing, a jar of gravy, canned cranberry sauce, and a box of macaroni and cheese.