READINGTON Social Services Updates: Thanksgiving Food Distribution Schedule and Holiday Gift Match


The Social Services Office is available to anyone in the Readington Township community. Regular office hours are between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.  Emergency services are available at all times. 

We provide a variety of services to residents including assessment, information about programs and referral to community resources, including Readington Starfish. In addition, we offer help with applying to programs such as PAAD, Lifeline, Home Energy Assistance, Senior Tax freeze and many more.  For information call the Social Services Office.

  • The Food Pantry will provide emergency food packages to families in need. Donations are accepted all year long. Readington Area Starfish holds food distributions at Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter and the Fourth of July.
  • Readington Starfish assists Township residents with emergency needs.  Call to discuss your situation in confidence.
  • Need Transportation? 
    Call the Hunterdon County LINK at 1-800-842-0531.


 Help is always needed to sort, bag and deliver holiday food.  Bring a friend and join Readington Starfish at any of the times listed below.  It is not necessary to sign up.  All activities take place at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Route 523 and Pulaski Road, Whitehouse Station, NJ.

Just have a small amount of time…volunteer to do a local delivery for someone who can’t pick up their food. Come to Our Lady of Lourdes at 5:30 on distribution night and let us know you’d like to deliver.

If you have questions contact Readington Township Social Services at 908 534-0974.

Thanksgiving Food Distribution

November 20              6:30 p.m.    Set up Hall
November 21              9 a.m.          Sort Food
November 22              9 a.m.          Pack non perishables
5 p.m.          Pack perishables
6 p.m.          Distribution

Christmas Food Distribution

December 13               6:30 p.m.    Set up Hall
December 14               9 a.m.          Sort Food
December 15               9 a.m.          Pack non perishables
5 p.m.          Pack perishables
6 p.m.          Distribution


Do you know anyone in the community who needs a holiday meal?  Please contact Social Services at (908) 534-0974 and our office will contact the individual or family to discuss our programs!!


Readington Starfish accepts food and monetary donations.  Donations can be made through local churches, dropped off at the Municipal Building or mailed directly to Readington Area Starfish Treasurer, 530 Route 523, Whitehouse Station, NJ 08889.


HOLIDAY GIFT MATCH  – Make the holidays extra special this year!

The Holiday Gift match is a program run by the Readington Township Social Services Office.  Community members can volunteer to adopt a local family, a child, a senior or an individual.  You may do as much or as little as you wish. Past donors have been individuals, neighborhood groups, scout troops, work groups, clubs, churches and businesses.   You may be surprised to see that many wishes are things that we take for granted…a warm coat, a grocery or gas card, a special article of clothing for a teen or a new toy for a child.  YOU can help make wishes come true!!  Call Diane Clapp or Bonnie Liddane at (908) 534-0974 for details or to request a holiday match.

If anyone prefers to donate gift cards they are always needed!!
Adults request Shoprite, Walmart, Kohl’s, gas cards
Teens: Walmart, Kohl’s, etc
Seniors: Shoprite, Walmart, Dunkin Donuts
General: Pizza, McDonalds, a haircut, etc.

All matches must be returned by Monday December 12, 2016 so call soon…