Food Pantry

The Fair Lawn Human Services Department assists borough residents who need help getting through hard times. Funded entirely by private donations, our food pantry and Human Services Trust Account are utilized on a regular basis by families who receive food, grocery store gift cards, and assistance paying for past due utilities when necessary. 

Since 2009, we have handed out over 12,000 bags of food to Fair Lawn residents in need. Each summer, the residents of Fair Lawn outfit many students in need with school supplies through their generous donations. In the Fall and Winter, we look forward to our Holiday Food Drive and Holiday Gift Drive, providing Thanksgiving meals and holiday gifts to our families.  

Our Human Services Clerk also assists many residents in locating state and county services that can be beneficial in difficult times and that the Borough of Fair Lawn cannot offer. These include such things as Mortgage Assistance, Discounted or free medical services and prescriptions, mental health services, job training, Senior services, and additional social services. 

Fair Lawn residents, students, and businesses are truly the backbone of the Human Services Department. Donations of all kinds are immediately put to good use. The clients who receive these items are always grateful to their neighbors who take the time to lend a helping hand. 

 We also accept grocery store gift cards and monetary donations, which are used to purchase necessary items, fresh produce, and other perishable items. (Checks can be made payable to “Fair Lawn Human Services Trust”)

 Smaller boxes, cans, and jars go much farther than one large item.

 Items that require refrigeration need to be HANDED TO AN EMPLOYEE of Room 109 between 830-4 pm. 

 Please check the expiration dates. EXPIRED ITEMS WILL BE THROWN AWAY. 

 For large donations, please contact us so that we can arrange a drop-off time. 201-794-5327 or

We also have an Amazon Wish list with general items listed:, you are welcome to purchase whatever fits in your budget. You are also welcome to use any other delivery service to get donations to us at 8-01 Fair Lawn Ave. 

Right now physical donations are best. Gift card donations ($20/$25 increments are best) can either be mailed to the above mentioned address or dropped in the metal payment box in our rear parking lot.

Food Pantry Clients

If you are looking for assistance, you MUST be a Fair Lawn Resident to apply. Please find instructions and applications here:

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Food Pantries in our area:

Center for Food Action: 201-703-9857

Fair Lawn Food Pantry (Fair Lawn residents only): 201-794-5327

Jewish Family Service: 201-837-9090

St. Anne Food Pantry: 201-791-1616

Food Brigade:

Low cost or free meals for seniors and disabled:

Bergen County Meals on Wheels: 201-336-7420

Kosher Meals on Wheels: 201-796-5151

Food Pantry Coordinator: Ashlee Luther
Phone: (201) 794-5327
Address: 8-01 Fair Lawn Ave. Room 109, Fair Lawn, NJ 07410-0376

Click on a service to learn more:
Bergen County Board of Social Services
Meals on Wheels North Jersey
Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)
PSE&G Bill Assistance