NUTLEY, NJ - Nutley Family Service Bureau (NFSB) is “pleased to continue our longstanding partnership with the township of Nutley and with Commissioner Rogers, in particular” following news that the century old organization will now receive $25,000 from the township in 2018.
Following the July 5 Nutley Board of Commissioners meeting, TAPinto Nutley reported that funding for NFSB would be reduced to zero for the upcoming budget. On Wednesday, Commissioner Steven Rogers announced that he found $25,000 in his budget for NSFB for their food pantry and thrift shop operations. Rogers explained that the food pantry will be only for Nutley residents
NFSB reports that the “food pantry limits services to eligible Nutley residents. We encourage individuals with questions regarding eligibility for Food Pantry services to contact NFSB at 973 667 1884.”
“The NFSB Thrift Shop is a community resale shop which is open to the public. The Thrift Shop is staffed by a dedicated core of volunteers and runs on gently used donated items. It is integral to the financial well-being of our organization and 100% of the proceeds support NFSB programs and services.” told TAPinto Nutley.
“As we have done for over 100 years, NFSB remains committed to our Nutley-first philosophy and to working cooperatively with the township to benefit our residents.” Their statement continued.
NFSB was founded in 1913 "by a group of concerned Nutley ladies who recognized the need for social services at a time when few were widely available “… to promote and improve morally and materially, the condition of the poor in the town of Nutley.” When the Red Cross ceased operation in Nutley in 2015, NFSB took over the food pantry operation on Chestnut Street.
Details about the full range of our mental health and social service programs available to Nutley residents can be found on the website www.nutleyfamily.org