Low Income Resources

Farm Market Vouchers for Low Income Seniors

To be eligible for this federally funded program, a senior must be at least 60 years old and have a household income below $20,147 per individual or $27,214 per couple ($1,679 per month for one and $2,268 for a couple).

Each participant will receive four $5 vouchers to purchase fruit, vegetables, and herbs from authorized farmers. To apply, call Kacie Schmidt at 973-535-7961, ext 231.

General Assistance

The Municipal Welfare Department administers the General Assistance Program, a state funded public assistance program for eligible single adults and childless couples.

Information and Referral Services

Information and assistance pertaining to benefit and entitlement programs, such as Food Stamps, Social Security, Medicaid, and utility assistance, are provided. Assistance with non-governmental programs is also provided.
Reduced rates at Township pool and recreation programs are provided to eligible families.

Motor Meals

Nutritious meals for home bound residents are available at cost through St. Barnabas Medical Center and delivered by volunteers five days a week. Social services are provided to recipients as needed.

Useful Numbers

  • Essex County Division of Senior Services: 973-395-8375
  • Livingston C.H.O.W (Community Hunger Outreach Warehouse): 973-992-1382
  • NJ Family Care: 800-701-0710
  • NJ SNAP (formerly Food Stamps): 973-733-3000
  • Statewide Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-572-SAFE (7233)
  • United Way of North Essex Family Success Center: 973-746-4235