The North Bergen Emergency Relief Program was created in response to the many devastating fires in North Bergen, and to assist families who may sporadically need a helping hand. The program thrives on collaborative efforts from many entities whose common goal is to assist families in need throughout the township. In its first year, the program assisted over 350 families through our successful holiday drives, and back to school drive. Additionally, we assisted over 200 displaced residents with food, clothing, and other community resources. Our emergency relief center is accessible at all times and is stocked with food, toiletries, clothing, school supplies, etc. to assist vulnerable families.
This is a list of our annual drives throughought the township. New drives will be added periodically as a need arises. Collection drives for fires or other emergencies are not scheduled in advance.
Donations for clothing, toilitries, non perishable food, school uniofrms, school supplies, and toys are accepted at ANY time not limited to drives.
- Back to School Drive
School supplies and backpacks provided to school aged students (collection August distribution September)
- Thanksgiving Drive
Turkeys and trimmings collected for families in need (collected month of November distributed week of Thanksgiving)
- Holiday meals for seniors
Meals provided for low income seniors for the Holidays (Thanksgiving and Christmas)
- Holiday food drive
Full holiday meals collected for families in need (collected month of December distributed week of Christmas)
- Holiday toy drive
Toys for children of all ages (collected month of December and distributed with meals week of Christmas)
- Cold Weather Drive
Coats, hats, and gloves collected for children and adults (ongoing collection and distribution)
More drives will be scheduled throughought the year, please refer to the NB Emergency Relief Facebook page for additional information.
If you are in need of resources, items, want to volunteer or donate: Call 201-392-0229
Questions? Visit The North Bergen Help Desk