Women Fighting Hunger

Four women packing up food with Women Fighting Hunger logo underneath

Engaged Hands-On Philanthropy in Service of the CFBNJ Mission. Join Us!

Women Fighting Hunger supports the goals and priorities of CFBNJ, and provides Food, Help and Hope through hands-on philanthropy, leadership and collaboration. These projects provide much needed support to the efforts of CFBNJ and can be tailored to your time, interests, and talents.

 About Women Fighting Hunger

The Women Fighting Hunger initiative will offer its participants meaningful experiences that will:

– Provide rewarding engagement in the fight against hunger in New Jersey

– Create a sense of responsibility and ownership for the success of the initiatives we undertake

– Tap into individual skills and experience through a network of small project teams

– Create deep and lasting ties to the FoodBank and to the neighbors in need we serve

– Provide opportunities for education, enrichment, personal growth and a sense of community

The Women Fighting Hunger Steering Committee:

  • Lauren Parisier Weiss - Chair
  • Susan Present
  • Toju Chike-Obi
  • Kathy Corbalis
  • Marietta Cozzi
  • Suzanne Hall
  • Wendy Lazarus
  • Danielle Shanes
  • Miriam Haier
  • Roby Weinreich
  • Heather Stewart-Pyne

Upcoming Women Fighting Hunger Events

  • January 25,2023
    Organization-wide Meeting
    In-person: 10AM at our location in Hillside
    Virtual: 7:30pm (RSVP)
  • February 10, 2023
    WFH Hillside Warehouse Volunteer Opportunity
    10AM – 12PM (Sign up to volunteer)
  • February 11, 2023
    South Jersey WFH meeting and volunteer opportunity
    8AM – 11AM (Sign up to volunteer)
  • March 10, 2023
    WFH Hillside Warehouse Volunteer Opportunity
    1PM – 3PM
  • April 14, 2023
    WFH Hillside Warehouse Volunteer Opportunity,
    10AM – 12PM
  • May 12, 2023
    WFH Hillside Warehouse Volunteer Opportunity,
    1PM – 3PM

More events can be found on the Women Fighting Hunger calendar.

Women Fighting Hunger Accomplishments 2021 – 2022

Dedicated Women Fighting Hunger volunteers have a lot to be proud of!

– 60 CFBNJ volunteers donated over 3,000 volunteer hours to support CFBNJ staff and programs​, including monthly Women Fighting Hunger warehouse shifts

– Onboarded 57 of the 70 active distribution sites where children and their families are provided with bags of food for the weekend, when kids miss school meals

– In 2021, the Women Fighting Hunger conceived and executed The Great Big Diaper Drive (#GBDD) for the first time​. The 2022 #GBDD is still taking donations. To date, we have already collected over 4,000 pounds of diaper products, $17,588 in online donations, and are expected to exceed last year’s totals.

– College Pantry Liaisons distributed grocery gift cards and cooking utensils to 490 students at 8 colleges in addition to boxes of food, turkeys, and roasters during Thanksgiving 2021.

– This year, WFH has onboarded four new pantries for a total of 12 on-campus pantries for students and faculty to easy have access to nutritious and healthy meals.

– WFH advisors helped with CFBNJ’s SNAP-Ed wellness and nutrition classes and work with Food Service Training Academy (FSTA) students on career skills and entrepreneurship

– Created a guidebook for FSTA graduates interested in starting their own business

– Welcomed 13 of the 88 schools participating in a statewide, friendly competition of food and fund drives

– Published 40 WFH This Week newsletters celebrating individual and team successes, communicating WFH and CFBNJ needs and volunteer opportunities, sharing relevant state and national news on food insecurity and innovation spotlights

– Connected with food banks all over the country to gather ideas and compile into a report​ which will inform CFBNJ’s ongoing and future advocacy efforts

– Established and launched CFBNJ’s Care Crew—a program consisting of trained volunteer ambassadors who support CFBNJ staff by providing guidance, information, and gratitude to volunteer groups in the warehouse

– CFBNJ WFH Luncheon (Spring 2022) had 375 attendees and raised over $350,000

– The 2021 #GreatBigPeriodProductDrive generated at least 34,000 donated period products for our New Jersey neighbors, much needed awareness and education and over $8,200 in support of CFBNJ’s Period Initiative

Join The Women Fighting Hunger Initiative

Give us your contact information, and we would be delighted to share some amazing volunteer opportunities with you. There are many different remote and in-person options — you are sure to find something that fits your available time and interest.

The work we do increases the reach and impact of CFBNJ and directly helps hungry families across our state. Thank you for your interest!

If you have any questions, please reach out to or fill out this registration form. We can’t wait to work with you!