Local Assistance Board
Nutrition to Neighbors
Nutrition to Neighbors is a local Meals On Wheels program for Old Tappan residents experiencing unexpected hardship.
Volunteers are needed to prepare and deliver approximately 20-22 meals on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month.
If you would like more information about preparing and delivering meals, please click here.
Old Tappan Social Services thanks you in advance for your dedication and support!
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Local Assistance Board Members
What We Do...
Old Tappan Social Services is coordinated by the Director of Social Services and a committee of locally appointed residents, who together, constitute the Local Assistance Board. The Board works together to help our neighbors maintain their quality of life and personal dignity during times of unexpected hardship.
The mission of the Local Assistance Board is to assess the social, health, welfare and recreational needs of the residents of Old Tappan and assist in a confidential, supportive and professional manner during difficult times. These services are available to children, individuals, couples, families, seniors and the disabled in our community.
DONATIONS ARE ALWAYS WELCOME
Food and Pantry Supplies can be dropped off at the Borough Hall during regular business hours, Monday-Friday 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM. Items can be placed on the cart in the front Borough vestibule.
A sample of items needed are...
Grocery Store Gift Cards
Popcorn - microwave
Shampoos and Conditioners
Pasta sauce cans / jars
Body wash / Soap
Peanut butter / Jelly
Diapers - size 6
Oil, Vinegar and Mayonnaise
Sugar / Honey
Paper towels /Toilet Paper /Kleenex
Chicken /Beef /VegetableBroth
Coffee, Instant (decaf) & Tea
Detergent (laundry & dish)
Lipton Cup of Soup
Ziplock Bags / Garbage Bags
Depends - Adult Large
Healthy Children Snacks
Dog and Cat food - cans
Mac n'cheese - individual
| Juice - Low Sugar
Please do not drop off perishables, opened items and items that have an expiration date of over a month.
Gift Cards are always welcomed
There is a Gift Card Donation Card box located in the Borough Hall for your convenience. Contributions can be mailed to or dropped off at Borough Hall. Contributions are tax deductible
Social Services greatly appreciates and accepts donations of food, gifts, volunteer services, financial donations from individuals, organizations, schools and businesses and distributes them to area residents as needed. With the help of these individuals and organizations, Social Services is able to provide our community with Special Programs such as: Adopt-a-Family Holiday Program, Holiday Gift Program, Make-a-Senior-Smile Program, Spring/Fall Yard Cleanup, Snow Removal, Food Pantry, Emergency Financial Assistance, etc., which are all possible through our community contributions.
Please continue to help us help others.
Thank to our Supporters!!
Bi-State Shipping N’More
CDW National Junior Honor Society
Old Tappan DPW
Old Tappan Environmental Commission
Old Tappan Girl Scouts
Old Tappan Police Department
Old Tappan Public Library
Old Tappan Teachers Association
St. Pius X Church
Starbucks of Old Tappan
TBD Elementary School
Trinity Reformed Church
Social Services FAQ
How can I help Old Tappan Social Services?
Donations to the Food/Supply Pantry
Volunteer your time
Get your organization involved in our programs
What programs does Old Tappan Social Services offer:
Adopt-A-Senior (On-going contact with senior members in our community, providing friendship, social calls, grocery shopping and extras).
Food/Supply Pantry (Stocked by contributions from individuals and local organizations).
Support many Old Tappan Senior Programs
Holiday Programs (Adopt-A-Family, Adopt-A-Senior, Holiday Gift Program, Holiday Wish Tree, Holiday Gift Cards)
Bi-Monthly Meal Program (Provided by local businesses, organizations, and individuals and delivered by volunteers).
Case Management /Information/Referral (Office hours by Appointment only).
Emergency Financial Assistance for Old Tappan Residents (Offers help to provide emergency rent, payment of utility bills, medical needs, aftercare, etc., funded by donations)