Monthly Archives: November 2021

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    How the New Adopt-a-Shelf Program at The Pantry Aims to Provide Healthier, Fresher Food Options for Those in Need

    Posted on November 30, 2021 by in NFSB Blog

    The biggest challenge faced by The Pantry at Nutley Family Service Bureau (NFSB) is keeping fresh items in stock. We need to stock each shelf in our refrigerator and freezer with enough milk, eggs, cheese, meat, and poultry to meet the needs of the community, but this is an ongoing challenge because these items are […]

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    Helping A Neighbor In Need Like Ryan And His Family

    Posted on November 30, 2021 by in Success Stories

    Ryan is a 20-year-old college student who started individual therapy services with NFSB during the pandemic with the hopes of improving his academic performance and relationship with his family. Ryan is close with his mother and younger siblings but felt increasingly isolated during the COVID pandemic, forced to participate in his college courses remotely and […]

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    NFSB Expands Home Food Deliveries to Seniors and Homebound Residents

    Posted on November 23, 2021 by in NFSB Blog

    As part of our ongoing fight against food insecurity in our community, The Pantry at Nutley Family Service Bureau (NFSB) holds bi-weekly food distributions on Wednesdays from 2-5 and Thursdays from 10-1. For those residents who are unable to come to us, especially our senior friends, we bring food directly to them through our home […]

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    Meet the Counselors: Kelly Rivadeneyra, MSW, LCSW

    Posted on November 18, 2021 by in NFSB Blog

    Kelly Rivadeneyra (Master of Social Work), LCSW (Licensed Clinical Social Worker) always had an interest in social work. Her interest grew as a double major in psychology and criminal justice at Rutgers University, but it wasn’t until she started working at an adolescent residential treatment center that she truly found her calling. “I felt like […]

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    How The Pantry at NFSB Is Planning to Enhance the Customer Experience

    Posted on November 17, 2021 by in NFSB Blog

    In recent years, food distributions have been held at The Pantry at Nutley Family Service Bureau (NFSB) on Wednesdays from 2 pm to 5 pm and Thursday s from 10 am to 1 pm. Distributions moved outdoors during the pandemic to allow for proper distancing but have returned indoors. While food distributions continue to be […]

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    Ida Response Shows How NFSB Steps Up in an Emergency

    Posted on November 11, 2021 by in NFSB Blog

    People were up to their waist in water. Hurricane Ida left its mark all over Nutley. Homes and businesses were flooded. Fallen tree branches covered the ground. Abandoned cars were submerged in water up to the windows. When the Nutley community faces such a crisis, residents know they can turn to Nutley Family Service Bureau […]

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    Pandemic Leads to Increase in Suicidal Thoughts Among Teens

    Posted on November 9, 2021 by in NFSB Blog

    According to CDC research, emergency room visits for suspected suicide attempts by girls ages 12-17 increased 26 percent during summer 2020 and 50 percent during winter 2021 from the same periods in 2019. Researchers point out that “disturbances in our social rhythms significantly increase the risk – even predict – the development of major depressive […]

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    Kick Off the Holiday Season with the Winter Wonderland Sale at The Shop!

    Posted on November 4, 2021 by in NFSB Blog

    “Gone away is the bluebird… here to stay is the new bird…” After the adversity we’ve faced over the past two years, who’s ready to start putting it in the past and celebrate the arrival of the holiday season? At Nutley Family Service Bureau (NFSB), we invite you to face unafraid the plans that we’ve […]

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    Community Embraces NFSB Thanksgiving Initiative to Make Holiday Special

    Posted on November 2, 2021 by in NFSB Blog

    The Pantry at Nutley Family Service Bureau (NFSB) is receiving support from large and small businesses, schools, scouts, and local families to make Thanksgiving extra special for everyone this year. The NFSB 2021 Thanksgiving Initiative will include a massive Turkey Drive and food basket distribution for clients of The Pantry and local seniors. We’re excited […]

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