Thursday, November 22, 2012
Wayne Robbins stopped by the Fair Lawn Human Services division to see how volunteers are helping those in need.
Fair Lawn man about town Wayne Robbins recently went to the Human Services/Food Pantry of Fair Lawn to capture the volunteer magic as the holidays emerge. Liz Twiggs and her crew of volunteers have made wonderful efforts to those in need, but they're hoping residents will still pitch in for those without. Check out the videos above!
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Local food pantries struggling to keep up with the demand this holiday season.
For food pantries across Northern New Jersey, Hurricane Sandy dealt a double blow: It increased the number of families in need of assistance and shortened the span between Halloween (which Gov. Chris Christie moved to Nov. 5) and Thankgsiving, which comes early this year. Prior to the storm, the Community Food Bank of New Jersey reported more than 960,000 residents of Northern New Jersey are food insecure, meaning at times they lack access to enough food to maintain an active, healthy life. The Community Food Bank is hosting its annual Thanksgiving Food Drive this Saturday, Nov. 17 from 9am to 2pm at the following locations in Bergen County: The Center For Food Action is also collecting food to feed people in our community at the …
Thursday, July 26, 2012
Wayne Robbins of "Inside Fair Lawn," speaks with food pantry coordinator Liz Twiggs about the pantry's needs this time of year
It's hard to believe, but it's already getting to be time to start doing your Back to School shopping. Wayne Robbins of "Inside Fair Lawn," visited the Fair Lawn Food Pantry this week to chat with pantry coordinator Liz Twiggs, and a few food pantry volunteers. Besides the everyday items that the food pantry can always use, Liz and her team are also in need of school supplies for this coming school year. Backpacks, multi-subject notebooks, folders, erasable pens and items for middle and high school students are most in demand. New or used graphing calculators are also needed for Fair Lawn's older students. Donations can be dropped off at the municipal building's Health and Human Services Department, located in Room 112. For more …
Thursday, June 21, 2012
Certain supplies are dwindling and the Fair Lawn food pantry asks residents to please consider donating items to support their neighbors in need.
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Thursday, June 21, 2012
The Fair Lawn food pantry is low on supplies and in need of donations to continue providing a vital resource for residents in need. During the summer, child-friendly items like snacks and juice are in highest demand. In addition to those items, the pantry is also critically low on canned fruit, Chef Boyardee-type products, tuna, canned fish and canned meats, peanut butter, jelly, drink mixes, baked beans, and pork and beans. The pantry is also collecting brown paper grocery bags. Please check expiration dates before donating, as expired items will be tossed. And although it may be counterintuitive, smaller boxes and jars go much further than one large item. Gift cards and monetary donations are also greatly appreciated and can be dropped …
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Today's top Fair Lawn tips and events
"Five Things" is a daily Patch feature where we give you Fair Lawn's top five tips and events for each day of the week. Have a suggestion for a "Five Things" item? E-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org. 1) The Library has been closed the past two days and its website asks that residents call ahead today before showing up. Their number is (201)796-3400. I'll update the site as soon as I find out for myself whether they'll be open today. 2) Paper and cardboard recycling has been canceled for the remainder of the week. Residents are welcome to drop off their paper and cardboard recyclables at the recycling center or wait until the next pickup in two weeks. To acommodate residents, the recycling center has extended its hours from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. …