Monday - Friday
8:00 - 4:30
379 South Branch Road
Hillsborough, NJ 08844

Asst. Director of Social Services

Cathy Faerber

The Hillsborough Township Office of Social Services provides a variety of free programs and services to Township residents. 

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Department Hours

M-F 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

In Need of Assistance?

You’re not alone.  The Hillsborough Community Assistance Network (CAN) is here to lend a helping hand.  Those residents in need of temporary food assistance should complete an application and submit it to the Social Services Department.

Download an Application

Office Hours & Location

 Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

Items can be dropped off at the Social Services Office, located in the rear of the Municipal Building by the wooden gazebo.


How Can I Help?


Make a Donation

Donations may be made to the food bank through one of 3 ways:

Food and non-perishable items – purchase items and drop them off. Donations of food items such as boxed pasta, potatoes, and rice, canned goods such as vegetables, fruit, meats and soups, tea and coffee, toiletry items including deodorant and shampoo, toilet paper, paper towels, and cleaning products are greatly appreciated. 

Gift Cards – purchase gift cards to our local grocery stores, ShopRite/Weis/Walmart, and drop them off. (Please do not mail gift cards)

Monetary Donation – checks made out to Hillsborough CAN, and mailed to Hillsborough Township Community Assistance Network, 379 south Branch Road, Hillsborough, NJ 08844 or make a donation online.


Volunteers are always welcome in the Social Services Department. Community Assistance Network volunteers are needed to check expiration dates, sort groceries, prepare groceries for clients, inventory control, and to rotate the food supply.  All volunteers must have a Municipal Volunteer Form on file. View/print the Municipal Volunteer Form or fill it out online.

Items Needed

Dish cloths
Household cleaners

Senior Citizen Programs

Senior Wellness

The very active Senior Wellness Program offers a variety of activities for each day of the work week. Exercise Class (three levels of fitness), Line Dancing, Flower Arranging, Shopping Trips, Hunterdon Medical Center’s monthly lectures and screenings on a variety of health issues, and the weekly social are all available.

Senior Transportation

Hillsborough Township provides bus service in the local area from Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., to senior citizens, age 60 and over, without other means of transportation. Transportation is provided to area doctors, senior wellness programs at the municipal building, grocery shopping, etc. The purpose of the program is to promote an independent lifestyle for senior residents.

Mr. Fix It 

This program is for seniors, age 60 and over, for help with small home projects or minor repairs. The only expense for the resident is the cost of parts or materials.

Housing Programs

Low Income Home Energy Assistance (LIHEAP)

The Home Energy Assistance Program helps very low-income residents with their heating and cooling bills, and makes provisions for emergency heating system services and emergency fuel assistance within the Home Energy Assistance Program.  Click here for more information.

Affordable Housing

For information regarding the availability of affordable housing units in Hillsborough, and guidance on how to qualify for or rent an affordable housing unit, please contact the Township’s Administrative Agent – Patricia Gallagher, at CMEAssociates (732) 462-7400  x1030 or

Frequently Asked Questions

What can I do to help the Community Assistance Network’s Food Bank?

First and foremost, please don’t hoard items.  We all want our families to be protected, and not run out of items that are necessities.   While preparing for disasters, please think of others that may not have the funds or storage area to “stock up” for weeks at a time, and need to make weekly trips to the store to obtain necessities.  You should only need to stock up for 2-3 week period between trips to the store.