Human Services

Human Services

The Human Service Department offers social services, assistance and referrals to our residents. We have handed out bags of food, backpacks filled with school supplies, Thanksgiving baskets and holiday gifts for children. Since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, usage of our pantry has tripled.

Food Pantry

Funded entirely by private donations, our food pantry is utilized on a regular basis by many Fair Lawn families who receive food and personal products and when necessary.

Non-perishable food and personal product donations can be dropped off during regular business hours and during public meetings at Borough Hall, 8-01 Fair Lawn Ave. Donations can be left in the black bin inside the Parmelee Ave entrance or bring donations to Room 109. 

Please do not leave any foods that need to be refrigerated or frozen.

For large donations, please call before delivery. 

Monetary donations are accepted and checks should be made payable to "Fair Lawn Human Services Trust".

Please visit our Facebook page for the most up to date information.

Please follow this link if your family would like to APPLY FOR ASSISTANCE  

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Holiday & Special Programs

During the Summer we collect school supplies which will be distributed to children in late August. We only accept new and unused items. Many of the students that we help are in Middle and High School and can use binders, multi-subject notebooks, folders, pens, and mechanical pencils the most. $20- $25 gift cards to Staples, Target & Walmart are very helpful for caregivers to buy electrical items, uniforms, and school list items.

The Holiday Food Drive aims to provide a complete Thanksgiving meal for our needy families as well as stocking the food pantry for the winter months. Thanksgiving Baskets are normally assembled the week prior to Thanksgiving and donations of holiday-specific items are requested by then so that they can be included in the baskets. Please follow this link for information about Holiday Donations.

The Holiday Gift Drive involves items from children’s wish lists being placed on our bulletin board where residents can stop by Room 109 in the Municipal Building or view the Gift Wish List on Amazon and pick what they would like to purchase to help make their Holiday period bright.

Ukraine Refugees

Welcome to Fair Lawn. In addition to our local services, we have compiled a list of services that may be of help to you as you settle here. Ukrainian Services


The Fair Lawn Mini-bus is free for borough residents. Further information can be found by visiting the Minibus page

For residents requiring door-to-door pick up for Doctor visits outside of Fair Lawn, please contact Bergen County Transportation at 201-368-5955.

Fair Lawn For All Ages

Information about Fair Lawn for All Ages (FLFAA), a new age-friendly initiative funded by a grant from the Henry & Marilyn Taub Foundation can be found here: Fair Lawn for All Ages

Housing Rehabilitation and Home Improvement Program

Homeowners whose income is at very low-, low- or moderate-income limits in accordance with the most recently adopted gross income limits can have at least one major system replaced or repaired; Roof, Sanitary Plumbing (including septic systems), Plumbing (Including wells) Load Bearing Structural Systems, Heating, Lead paint hazard control, Electrical, Weatherization. Information can be found here.

Bergen County Home Improvement Program

Can't afford needed home improvements? it's time to get HIP! Follow the link for more information on the Bergen County Home Improvement Program. 

Meals on Wheels

Nutritionally sound, low sodium/low fat meals. Bergen County Meals on Wheels Program: 201-336-7420

Kosher Meals on Wheels: 201-796-5151

Medical Equipment

Some types of medical equipment are available on a temporary basis through the Fair Lawn Ambulance Corps

Low Income & Disabled Pool tags

Registration begins in June. You must be a Fair Lawn resident between the ages of 18-64 and be both permanently disabled and low income. 

You will be required to complete an application and submit the following: Current year SSI (not SSD) STATEMENT or PROOF OF DISABILITY ALONG WITH PROOF OF GOVERNMENT ASSISTANCE (Food Stamp, TANF, Public Housing award letter for current year) along with proof of address. We are unable to process your application without these items.

Additional Resources

  • Bergen County Social Services (Food Stamps, TANF, Medicaid, Family Care, etc.)
  • Bergen Community Action Partnership(Home Energy Assist, Homelessness Prevention, New Americans Program, etc.)
  • NJ Transit