Building A Healthier Community Together

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Our Warehouse Gets A Makeover

Have you been to CUMAC lately? If so, you may have noticed some big changes around our building. Through a generous grant from Columbia Bank Foundation, we renovated the warehouse floors this month and gave our building a much-needed makeover! We thought it would be fun to share before and after photos (see the transformation on your left). What a difference!

Thank you to our wonderful friends at Columbia Bank for making it possible. 

More exciting upgrades coming soon. Stay tuned for details!


Check Out Our New Video

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This month we teamed up with CUMAC friend and filmmaker, Wendell Alvero, to make a new video called Dreams.

After hours of planning and production, we’re thrilled to share it with you. Watch it here!


Ready To Learn

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This year’s school supply drive was a huge success! With your your support, we provided over 650 backpacks full of supplies to the families we serve, along with several schools and agencies that serving underprivileged youth in our area. Thank you for giving our youth the tools they need to learn and succeed this year. We couldn't have done it without you!

 


Thank You For Fighting Hunger With Us

As we continue to serve more people than ever, supporters like you make our work possible. Please consider making a donation this month to support CUMAC’s mobile pantry and our other vital community programs.  Together, we're creating a happier, healthier community.

Looking for another way to give? You can now donate stock to CUMAC! For more information please call (973-742-5518) Laura Purdy.


Exciting News from Pathways

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Our Pathways to Work program, which provides job skills training for community members, is now offering new professional growth opportunities, including resume writing workshops, job search assistance, and tutoring for those in need. It’s only been a few months since we’ve implemented these updates, but the impact can already be seen. Six of our Pathways members found jobs this summer! With new opportunities to learn and plenty of support, we’re confident that every Pathways members will soon be on their way to new, exciting careers! Thank you for making programs like Pathways possible.

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Fighting For Our Children

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According to the Kids Count 2018 Report, Passaic County has the highest rate (28%) of child poverty in the state. NJTV stopped by CUMAC last month to see how we were tackling this issue in our community. See the story here.


Igniting Big, Crazy Dreams

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We’d like to send a big CUMAC thank you to everyone who supported FLAMES at Factory 200 this month! It was an amazing night, full of food, prizes, fun, and kindness. With your support, we surpassed our fundraising goal and raised vital funds for our programs at one of the most critical times of the year. As we continue to dream big for the future, we're grateful to have friends like you!

Special thanks to Ani Ramen, Atlantic Stewardship Bank, Columbia Bank, TD Bank, and the rest of our sponsors for making it a night to remember!


Take Action With Us

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Calling All Volunteers

CUMAC’s warehouse is in major need of canned goods of all types, especially items high in protein. Want to help? Consider holding a collection or making a donation this month to help restock our shelves. As we prepare for the holiday season, every can truly makes a difference.

Run Down Hunger

The Halloween 5K to Scare Hunger Away is back! Join us on Sunday, October 28 at Garret Mountain Reservation for our favorite run! With the help of the Barwick Group, this year promises to be bigger and better than ever. We’re also bringing back Team CUMAC, a fun way to get in shape and make a real difference! To learn more about the race team please call or e-mail us.


Save The Date 

Action Against Hunger Food Drive
Sunday, September 30

Halloween 5K to Scare Hunger Away
Sunday, October 28

Holiday Event at CUMAC
Friday, December 14 - Saturday, December 15


Thank you for feeding people & changing lives with us!