Borough of Closter

295 Old Closter Dock Road    ♦     Closter, New Jersey 07624    ♦    201-784-0600

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Food and Assistance Board

(Wed Sep 12, 2018)

The Food & Assistance Board (FAB) of Closter is a volunteer committee of appointed members, responsible for providing support to families in the Closter community who may have fallen on difficult times and are in need.  This support is delivered primarily through the services of the Closter Food Pantry (CFP) , a privately-funded core initiative of FAB that relies 100% on the generous donations of local individuals, groups, businesses, houses of worship and schools.

The Closter Food Pantry is located on the ground floor of the Borough Hall across from the elevator and is open to residents once a month with both day and evening hours.  Weekly disbursements of fresh bread and seasonal produce are also made, along with special provisions at the holidays.  Please check the FAB bulletin board in Borough Hall for specific dates and times.

Community members looking to donate non-perishable food may do so by depositing the items in the CFP grocery cart, located near the elevators.  Please check to make sure items are unopened and the dates have not expired.  Donors who wish to receive a written confirmation of larger donations should mark the bags with their name and leave a mailing address in one of the bags or contact us directly.  Any donations of grocery store gift cards or cash/checks should be dropped off upstairs on the first floor, at the Tax Office window.

Never donated to a Food Pantry before and not sure what to give?  Click here to check our list of items that are always needed to keep the Closter Food Pantry shelves full .  Donations of any of these items are very much appreciated.

Wondering what we need the most ?  Each month we can always expect to run out of a few specific items which we highlight in our monthly electronic newsletter. Click here to see what items we need most NOW .   

Although food is the primary initiative of the Food & Assistance Board, we occasionally have the opportunity to provide families in need with new and gently used household items through the generous donations of families and organizations within our community.  Please contact us directly to see if any of our clients are currently in need of the item(s) you are looking to donate.  We can arrange pickup.  Please do not leave household items in Borough Hall .

For all questions, please email us directly at or call (201) 784-0600 ext 429 for more information.  All inquiries are received in complete confidence.

The Food & Assistance Board of Closter is sponsoring its sixth annual Town-Wide Yard Sale on Saturday October 13th 2018. This is now a ONE DAY ONLY event. For more information, including registration forms and maps, please click here .