Human Services Department

The Human Service Department has assisted over 200 Fair Lawn families and residents. We have handed out over 5,600 bags of food, 160 backpacks filled with school supplies, 190 Thanksgiving baskets and over 2,500 holiday gifts for children.

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 is utilized on a regular basis by many Fair Lawn families who receive food and personal products and when necessary.

Donations of food and personal products for the pantry are accepted year round and can be delivered to the basement of Borough Hall and left outside of the pantry if it is closed. For large donations, please call (201) 794-5333 before delivery.

Donations of gift cards and food earmarked for employees affected by the federal shutdown will be available for both Fair Lawn and Glen Rock residents. If these donations are not utilized then they will eventually be available for clients of the food pantry. 

In the Spring and Summer our food pantry supplies become critically low. Donations of Macaroni & Cheese, Chef Boyardee, Peanut Butter and Jelly, canned tuna, beverages, snacks and personal products are very necessary during this period of time. The Human Services clerk can always give you updated information on what items are most needed.

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

Please visit and "like" our Facebook page for the most up to date information. Fair Lawn Food Pantry

Families interested in receiving assistance can fill out an intake sheet and call our office for more information.

Holiday & Special Programs:

During the Summer we collect school supplies which will be distributed to children in late August. Many of the students that we help are in Middle and High School and can use binders, multi-subject notebooks, folders, pens, flash drives and mechanical pencils the most.

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.

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 and pick what they would like to purchase.

Santa Boone:

Operation Santa Boone is a special event run in conjunction with the Police Department and Fair Lawn's Volunteer Emergency Services. Santa Boone Information.


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.

Workers For A Fee:

Human Services has a listing of various home services' providers to be mailed upon request. This is a resource list only, providers are not employed by this office nor are they screened by office staff. The following provider categories are: companions, certified aides, drivers for a fee, seamstresses, carpet cleaning, yard work, odd jobs, hairdressers, snow removal, medical transportation, shopping and housekeepers. Download the list.             


Bergen County Home Improvement Program:

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

Meals on Wheels:

For nutritionally sound, low sodium/low fat meals please contact the Bergen County Meals on Wheels meals at 201-336-7420.

For Kosher Meals on Wheels please contact 201-796-5151

Medical Equipment

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

Volunteer Opportunities:

Volunteer Opportunity Page

Low-Cost Broadband Offer For Students and their Families:

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Fair Lawn-Fact Sheet Jersey On

Pool tags for low-income and permanently disabled residents:

In cooperation with the Recreation Department eligibility is determined for complimentary pool tags for the current season. 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, proof in the form of the following: 2019 SSI STATEMENT or PROOF OF DISABILITY ALONG WITH PROOF OF GOVERNMENT ASSISTANCE (Food Stamp, TANF, Public Housing award letter for current year) and Proof of address. Registration begins June 10, 2019.

Contact Information

Liz Maresca
8-01 Fair Lawn Avenue
Room 109 or
Food Pantry: Basement
201-794-5333 or

Additional Links

Donation Links

Bergen County Service Center:  

Needed Items & Wishlist:

• We welcome brand new men's and women’s clothing and, particularly, new unused socks, tee-shirts, and underwear in all sizes
New coats / jackets, sweatpants, and sweatshirts that are season appropriate
New footwear, especially sneakers
• Toiletries in trial or travel sizes are always welcome as is a number of other personal care products
• We desperately need feminine hygiene products and adult protection such as Depends
• Watches that have alarms on them
• Blankets that are twin size for all seasons
Please contact Gineen Brady at 201-336-6491 for more information.


Building Supplies & Appliances:


Cell Phones:


Prom Dresses:


Craft/School Supplies:

Eyeglasses & Hearing Aids:


Housekeeping Items:

Medical Equipment:


Towels, Linens, Rugs:

Toys, Stuffed Animals, Baby Gear: