OUR Programs

Table to table tuesdays


Table to Table Tuesday is a weekly food distribution program offering both a curbside and walk-up pickup option. Due to heightened food insecurity during the pandemic, DCVYP began their Table to Table program in March of 2020, and their Englewood distribution site now provides fresh food to over 3,000 families weekly. Boxes come packed with fresh produce, meal kits, dry goods, and more, and are distributed to pre-registered local families every Tuesday at 12 PM. To register, see our "Register for Table to Table" page.

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Hot wheels

Hot meals for BERGEN COUNTY Families

In his Hot Wheels program, Chef Dion uses his culinary background to expertly lead a team of volunteers in preparing weekly hot dinners to be delivered to local families in need. He's partnered with local churches, family resource centers, and senior centers to provide hundreds of meals for the residents of our community, and Chef Dion went above and beyond each week to create a delicious and inventive menu to feed a total of 25,000 people.

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Man-up and no boys allowed


“The goal of these programs is to develop young men and women who understand the importance of positive and critical thinking, responsible personal conduct, respect for self and others, educational achievement and cultural enrichment,” - Chef Dion, Founder of the DCVYP.

“Man Up” (Motivating Attitudes that Nurture an Understanding of your Potential) is a boys-to-men leadership development program that is designed to teach, train and mentor young male adolescents from Englewood and surrounding communities, and “No Boys Allowed” is its female counterpart.

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Coming soon: life changers

preparing our youth

The Life Changers Program will educate and prepare residents of Bergen County to be recruited by local fire and police departments. Participants will be trained using the American Legion's "Youth Cadet Law Enforcement Program", and the program will strive to support and prepare young people looking to work in these fields.