Human Services Department
The Human Service Department has assisted over 200 Fair Lawn families and residents. We have handed out over 4,700 bags of food, 140 backpacks filled with school supplies, 170 Thanksgiving baskets and over 2,300 holiday gifts for children.
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.
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. Additionally, we also utilize an online Wish List on Amazon.com. Please email HHS@fairlawn.org for a link.
Operation Santa Boone is a special event run in conjunction with the Police Department and 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.
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
Volunteer Opportunity Page
Low-Cost Broadband Offer For Students and their Families:
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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: 2016 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 12, 2017.