Food Pantry and Public Assistance

Assistance to families and individuals is available for those who meet simple criteria.  The food pantry stocks canned vegetables, fruits, cereals, pasta, cleaning supplies and personal products.

Use of the pantry is by appointment after a brief interview, please call (973)-838-5403 X 211.


Are you interested in having a food drive?  We are always in need of donations of food.  Food drives are always welcome.  Please call the Public Assistance Office for details.

Other ways to help: 

  • Donation of grocery store gift cards
  • Christmas giving Tree
  • Holiday food baskets: Easter (Spring), Thanksgiving and Christmas


WorkFirst New Jersey (WFNJ)

The state’s welfare reform program, Workfirst NJ, emphasizes work as the first toward building a new life and brighter future.  Our goal is to help people welfare, secure employment and become self- sufficient, though job training, education and work activities.

WFNJ- General Assistance provides temporary cash assistance and many other support services to individuals and couples without children through the Local and County Offices.

Kinnelon administers the WFNJ General Assistance for eligible residents of Kinnelon.  Please call the Office for an appointment and intake.