Monday - Friday
8:30am - 4:00pm

(201) 664-1849

Social Services Director:

Jo-Ann Forcellati
(201) 664-1849 Ext. 25

Board Members

Joan Brodeur

Nancy Graham

Nora Mann

Michele Mascolo

Crissy Rosenblum

Nichole Scott

Local Assistance Board

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.


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 outside the Social Services door. A sample of items needed are:

Pancake mix and syrup   


      Individual packed oatmeal (instant)

Body wash/soap

      Pasta sauce & Pasta   

      Macaroni and cheese dinner


      Peanut butter, jelly

      Shampoos and Conditioners

Paper towels

      Oil and mayonnaise



      Cookies, crackers


Toilet paper

      Coffee, Tea (decaf)

      Detergent (laundry and dish)

Tuna fish - Albacore       


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. 

Social Services FAQ

How can I help Old Tappan Social Services?

a) Financial Contributions
b) Donations to the Food/Supply Pantry
c) Volunteer your time
d) Get your organization involved in our programs  

What programs does Old Tappan Social Services offer: 

a) Adopt-A-Senior (On-going contact with senior members in our community, providing friendship, social calls, grocery shopping and extras),
b) Food/Supply Pantry (Stocked by contributions from individuals and local organizations),
c) Gift Certificates to Local Stores (Funded by individuals and local financial contributions),   
d) Holiday Programs (Adopt-A-Family, Adopt-A-Senior, Holiday Gift Program, Holiday Wish Tree, Holiday Gift Cards),
e) Bi-Monthly Meal Program (Provided by local businesses, organizations, and individuals and delivered by volunteers).
f) Case Management /Information/Referral (Office hours by Appointment only).
g) Emergency Financial Assistance (Offers help to provide emergency rent, payment of utility bills, medical needs, aftercare, etc., funded by donations)

How are referrals received?

Residents can call the Old Tappan Social Services Office directly for assistance.  We also receive referrals from our schools, churches, and concerned residents.

Financial donations are always appreciated.

These checks should be made out to Old Tappan Social Services and mailed to the Borough Hall at 227 Old Tappan Road.

The annual donation request letter can be accesed by clicking the blue link above ton the left or wait for the annual Old Tappan resident mailing.  Please consider a tax deductible donation to support our programs.