Residents can contact the department for help regarding food stamp applications, food pantry information, food shopping for senior and/or disabled persons and much more
Residents requiring assistance may call the department at 973-680-4017 and leave a voicemail including their name and telephone number so that a social worker can call them back.
The Bloomfield Health and Human Services Department can help residents with all of the following:
Food stamp applications
Food pantry information
Food shopping for senior/disabled residents
Health insurance applications
Utility assistance programs
Mental health services
“From the beginning of this crisis, our Health and Human Services Department has done an admirable job helping our residents get through this,” said Mayor Michael Venezia. “I implore all of our residents that need assistance to reach out to the department because they are here to help them in any way that they can.”
Bloomfield residents are also able to take advantage of the emergency food pantry which is open every Friday from 5:00-6:00pm at the Carteret Elementary School parking lot located at 158 Grove Street. Supplies are limited and the food pantry is open regardless of weather.
“Our department is doing everything in our power to help Bloomfield residents during this unprecedented time we are going through,” said Health Director Karen Lore. “So many people are struggling to get through this crisis and it is our job to help ease their burden as much as we can. Please feel free to reach out to us if there is anything that we can assist you with.”