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Social Services Department


  Social Services Coordinator

Stephen Dublanica
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973-625-8300  ext. 269

Temporary Office Hours:

The Denville Food Pantry will be following a new schedule starting June 2, 2021 until August 3:

Mondays: 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Tuesdays: 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Wednesdays: 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM & 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Thursdays: 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Fridays: Closed

We encourage clients to dial (973) 625-8300 ext. 269 and listen to the voicemail message in the event there are any changes to this schedule.


Normal Hours after August 3rd 2021

Monday - Closed

Tuesday - office and food pantry 8:30 am to 2:30 pm

Wednesday - office and food pantry 2:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Thursday - office and food pantry 8:30 am to 2:30 pm

Friday - food pantry only 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

About Us

The Denville Social Services Department is the “helping hand” of the Township of Denville. Our goal is to work with the citizens of Denville to enhance their lives through social service programs and respond to local needs as they arise. Our programs touch all age groups, from our infant children to our senior citizens.

Through our food pantry we provide emergency food for needy individuals and families. The food pantry is primarily supported by the generous donations of the people of Denville. We receive donations of non-perishable foods regularly through food drives run by schools, churches, businesses and service organizations, as well as from concerned individuals.

Throughout the year we run additional programs for the benefit of those in need in the community. These programs include, but are not limited to, Back-To-School Drive, Thanksgiving Food Drive, Holiday Baskets and Adopt-A-Family. All of these programs are supported by dedicated volunteers who work tirelessly to help meet the needs of our community.

We are a liaison for Denville Senior Citizens working with them to enhance local services for seniors and promote awareness of the services available. We also coordinate with additional Township services such as Meals-on-Wheels and Dial-A-Ride to promote their programs and ensure accessibility to those in need.

To apply for general assistance or food stamps, please contact the Office of Temporary Assistance at 340 West Hanover Avenue, Morristown, NJ 07960 or call (973) 326-7800. If you have any questions regarding the Denville Social Services Department or to learn more about programs and services available – please call (973) 625-8300, ext. 269.

Volunteer Application in our Form Center

Denville Social Services – Food Pantry
Covid-19 Procedures

The Denville Food Pantry is open! Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, however, the following procedures must be followed:

1)    All clients must call (973) 625-8300 ext. 269 BEFORE entering the building. You must wait for staff to tell you when to come inside. Please ring the doorbell outside the pantry to gain access.  

2)    Clients MUST wear masks while in Township Hall and the pantry.

3)    If you are experiencing symptoms such as a fever, chills, sore throat, cough, shortness of breath or unexplained body aches, please do not enter Township Hall. If you need to arrange for an alternate person to shop for you in the pantry, please let my office know.

4)    Only one person from a family will be allowed into the pantry at any one time. Therefore, please do not bring additional family members with you. If you have a special circumstance that requires you to bring another person, please call this office ahead of time to make arrangements.

The food pantry schedule is as follows: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM, Wednesdays from 2:00 PM – 8:00 PM and Fridays from 9:00 AM until Noon. We will be closed on Monday. Should changes to this schedule become necessary, updates will be posted on the pantry’s voicemail announcement or at https://www.facebook.com/friendss.

The pantry is once again accepting donations of food. Donations may be placed in the drop off box located in the vestibule of Township Hall. Please go to www.facebook.com/friendsdss to see our most current list of needs.

If anyone has any questions, please call the Social Services Coordinator, Stephen Dublanica, at (973) 625-8300 ext. 269 or email socialservices@denvillenj.org.