Author: Anthony Menafro

Town Hall Meeting- April 26th

On April 26th, join the movement in finding the solution to reducing underage drinking. Participate in an interactive activity and vote on the winning Public Service Announcement entry. Hear our knowledgeable guest speaker, Matt Bellace, share his expertise within the field of prevention and get your questions answered. See who wins the college survey raffle and much more! The Town Hall Meeting will be taking place at Saint Peter's University, Pope Lecture Hall, 155 Glenwood Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07306. Registration will begin at 6PM. Light refreshments will be served and 2.0 hours of community service will be awarded to those...Read More

2017 Coalition Member Retreat

On March 17, 2017, Hudson County Coalition For A Drug-Free Community will be hosting their Coalition Member Retreat at the Hank Gallo Building from 9am-1pm. The retreat will cover a variety of topics related to coalition work that will enlighten attendees on how to be more involved. By clicking here, you will be redirected to register for the HCCDFC Coalition Retreat. If the link is not working please feel free to call us at (201) 552-2264 to RSVP. (more…)

Public Service Announcement Contest 2017

Cat videos and meme tweets can be funny, but what about making a difference in your community instead? Become a social media star by creating a public service announcement video that will discourage the use of alcohol and explain the potential consequences of underage drinking. Must be 18 or older to enter contest! All submissions are due April 14th, 2017 by 5pm. For rules & regulations and an entry form, please click here. GOOD LUCK!

Merry Christmas

Tidings of Joy! With the countdown of Christmas just 3 days away, HCCDFC would like to remind you that you can share your food leftovers just not your medications. Wishing you every happiness this holiday season and through out the coming year. Have a Safe and Merry Christmas from Hudson County Coalition!

Sticker Shock Activity- Hoboken- October 26th

HCCDFC has partnered with Hoboken High School students on October 26th to conduct a Sticker Shock campaign. The Sticker Shock campaign focuses on alcohol prevention by informing customers over 21 to “Keep It Legal.” Approximately 430 stickers that read: “Providing alcohol to those under the age of 21 is Illegal, and the consequences of doing such a thing would include up to 6 months in jail and $1000 fine” were placed on beer packaged items and alcohol at 2 Hoboken businesses. (more…)

Tobacco Mailing and Billboard

HCCDFC mailed the following letters (seen below) to 843 tobacco retailers throughout Hudson County to remind them of the tobacco laws, to always check ID and not sell tobacco products to persons under the legal age of 19.  Each mailing included a letter to the store owner, and a modified version of the "Look, See, Check ID" in both English and Spanish. The letter also included the FDA information to each vendor for support. HCCDFC also advertised New Jersey's law that prohibits retailers from selling tobacco to customers under the legal age of 19 on twelve billboards throughout the county....Read More