The Fair Lawn Food Pantry, which provides free food to residents in need, is "critically low" on some items, according to Liz Twiggs from the Health & Human Services Department.
The pantry has helped about 55 families so far this year with more than 500 bags of food, generally assisting about 20 families each week.
They're running low on just about everything, but are especially low on canned fruit, tuna, canned fish or canned meats, peanut butter, jelly, juice, oatmeal, rice, mashed potatoes and milk (boxed, dry, canned), according to a notice sent to residents.
"It's pretty low," Twiggs said. "We have an ebb and flow, but this is the lowest it's been in a while."
As the holiday season approaches, donations to the pantry become even more important because more families usually need help then, Twiggs said.
Non-perishable food, gift cards and monetary donations can be dropped off at room 112 of the municipal building at 8-01 Fair Lawn Ave. Checks should be made out to "Fair Lawn Human Services Trust."
For more information or to schedule a large donation, call (201) 794-5333 or email HHS@fairlawn.org.