Food and Assistance Board

The Covid pandemic is impacting all food pantries nationwide and we are no exception.  The number of clients we serve has increased dramatically since the beginning of the pandemic.  We ask for your continued support at this very challenging time and we thank you in advance for your generosity in supporting your neighbors in this wonderful community.

If you find yourself in need, we are here to help.  Please don't hesitate to reach out via email (Email FAB of Closter) or by phone (201.784.0600 Ext 429) and leave a message.  We will hold your information in strictest confidence and work to provide assistance as quickly as possible.

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 currently working out of the Closter Senior Center located at 4 Lewis Street in Closter and is  open to residents once a month  during evening hours.  Weekly disbursements of fresh bread, bagels and seasonal produce are also made, along with special provisions at the holidays. Our grocery cart and bulletin board is still located on the ground floor of Borough Hall.  Please check the FAB bulletin board in Borough Hall for specific dates and times.

Anyone looking to  donate cash, checks or grocery store gift cards  to the Closter Food Pantry can either mail the donation to Closter FAB at 295 Closter Dock Road or stop by the Tax Office window during business hours to receive a receipt.   Donations can also be left in the after-hours metal drop box located in the Ground Floor lobby.

Community members looking to  donate non-perishable food or other grocery items  may do so by depositing the items in the CFP grocery cart, located on the Ground Floor near the elevators.  Please check to ensure the Best By date has not expired and that the item is unopened.   If you are leaving a large donation or would like to make us aware of your donation, simply leave a note in each bag with your name and mailing address OR email us directly to let us know.

If your family, employer, religious group, athletic team or other community organization would like to  host a food drive , please contact us at Email FAB of Closter for more information and helpful resources.

Never donated to a Food Pantry before?  Not sure what to give?   Click here to check our list of items 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?    Follow us on Facebook  or Instagram (links below)   where we frequently post our most needed items or you can always email us at  Email FAB of Closter to inquire.

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  Email FAB of Closter or call (201) 784-0600 extension 429 for more information.  All inquiries are received in complete confidence. 

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