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NFSB Expands Home Food Deliveries to Seniors and Homebound Residents

NFSB Expands Home Food Deliveries to Seniors and Homebound Residents

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 ...
Meet the Counselors: Kelly Rivadeneyra, MSW, LCSW

Meet the Counselors: Kelly Rivadeneyra, MSW, LCSW

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

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

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 ...
Ida Response Shows How NFSB Steps Up in an Emergency

Ida Response Shows How NFSB Steps Up in an Emergency

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 ...
Pandemic Leads to Increase in Suicidal Thoughts Among Teens

Pandemic Leads to Increase in Suicidal Thoughts Among Teens

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

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

“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 ...
Community Embraces NFSB Thanksgiving Initiative to Make Holiday Special

Community Embraces NFSB Thanksgiving Initiative to Make Holiday Special

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 ...
NFSB Provides Infertility Counseling

NFSB Provides Infertility Counseling

Infertility is a problem for about 10-15 percent of couples of reproductive age. Although there is a higher rate among women in their late 30s and early 40s struggling with infertility, Nutley Family Service Bureau (NFSB) clinicians see younger women in their 20s who are dealing with infertility. “Many people who are struggling to have ...
How the NFSB Internship Program Has Shaped Our Homegrown Team

How the NFSB Internship Program Has Shaped Our Homegrown Team

What do clinicians Victoria Bukey, Molly Clark, Jessica Hauck, Kerry McCann, Laura Munoz-Torres, and Fernando Vasquez have in common? They all got their start with the Mental Health Counseling Program at Nutley Family Service Bureau (NFSB) through our graduate internship program. Together, they represent more than half of our staff! “We’re very proud of the ...
How Our Case Management Services Can Help You Navigate the Challenging NJ Housing Landscape

How Our Case Management Services Can Help You Navigate the Challenging NJ Housing Landscape

The pandemic has made an already challenging housing situation even more difficult. People who lost their jobs or had no other choice but to leave their jobs to care for children may be facing eviction or foreclosure. Meanwhile, the average price of homes has increased dramatically since last year. To make matters worse, Section 8 ...
How Couples Therapy Can Help Relationships Heal

How Couples Therapy Can Help Relationships Heal

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, Nutley Family Service Bureau (NFSB) has seen an increase in couples therapy. Managing families during this time has created a heavy burden of stress, especially in families with children. One or both parents were forced to work from home and manage remote learning for children. People lost jobs ...
Meet the Counselors: Laura Munoz-Torres LAC, ATR-P, NCC

Meet the Counselors: Laura Munoz-Torres LAC, ATR-P, NCC

As a psychology major at the College of St. Elizabeth (now St. Elizabeth University), Laura Munoz-Torres took art classes as both a creative outlet and a reward of sorts for all her hard work in her psychology classes. “Art helped me find balance,” Laura said. “My professor actually told me I should be an art ...
How Case Management and The Pantry Work Together to Address Food Insecurity

How Case Management and The Pantry Work Together to Address Food Insecurity

There has been a stereotype for decades that paints a certain picture of people with food insecurity issues. This picture shows people who are food insecure because of their own poor decisions or have always just depended on social services to survive. As with most stereotypes, this picture is inaccurate. Food insecurity does not discriminate. ...
Dealing with COVID-Driven Increases in Alcohol Use

Dealing with COVID-Driven Increases in Alcohol Use

Early in the pandemic during lockdowns, some people would joke about how many empty bottles of wine and other alcohol they would see in their neighbor’s recycling bin. Given the level of stress and anxiety brought on by the pandemic, we’ve seen firsthand at Nutley Family Service Bureau (NFSB) how jokes can quickly turn to ...
Meet the Counselors: Jessica Hauck LAC, ATR-P

Meet the Counselors: Jessica Hauck LAC, ATR-P

Jessica Hauck, LAC (Licensed Associate Counselor), ATR-P (Provisional Registered Art Therapist) was always interested in art therapy as a modality when she was younger. When she went to the College of New Jersey, however, she decided to pursue her undergraduate degree in fine arts with the goal of becoming an artist. It wasn’t until a ...
The Value of Family Therapy When a Child Comes Out

The Value of Family Therapy When a Child Comes Out

A young girl who we’ll call Grace was a familiar face at Nutley Family Service Bureau (NFSB). Grace’s family sought counseling for her more than a year earlier when she was having difficulty at school. Over the course of her counseling, Grace developed such a close therapeutic relationship with her clinician that she shared that ...
Senior Outreach Program Shows How Youth Volunteers Are Making a Difference

Senior Outreach Program Shows How Youth Volunteers Are Making a Difference

Siri Bhat, a junior at Nutley High School and member of the local Girl Scouts, started volunteering at Nutley Family Service Bureau (NFSB) a couple years ago. Since then, she has been a familiar face at The Shop, The Pantry, and various NFSB events. When it was time for Siri to pursue her Gold Award ...
In-Person and Remote Counseling Available at Nutley Family Service Bureau

In-Person and Remote Counseling Available at Nutley Family Service Bureau

True to our philosophy of responsivity to community needs, Nutley Family Service Bureau adapted across the organization to the many challenges of operating in a time of pandemic. One of the major ways we maintained service delivery was via Telehealth counseling. Teletherapy, also known as online therapy, e-therapy, or video therapy, is delivered via secure virtual ...
The Anxiety of Returning to the Classroom and the Workplace

The Anxiety of Returning to the Classroom and the Workplace

Humans adapt to the environment around them. When society was blindsided by the COVID-19 pandemic, people adapted. Children learned virtually and anyone who could work from home did so. People used different coping skills to adapt to a lifestyle spent mostly at home. As students return to school and adults return to work, many for ...
NFSB Helps Seniors Navigate Social Services and Overcome Isolation

NFSB Helps Seniors Navigate Social Services and Overcome Isolation

Seniors in our community have been affected more by COVID-19 than any other group. Need for social services in particular has never been higher, and the team at Nutley Family Service Bureau (NFSB) is eager to guide seniors through what is often a complicated process. “When seniors get a letter from their insurance company, Medicare, ...
The Garden Party to Benefit NFSB Returns to Mountsier-Hardie Garden This Fall

The Garden Party to Benefit NFSB Returns to Mountsier-Hardie Garden This Fall

The return of popular live events in 2021 continues as Nutley Family Service Bureau (NFSB) presents The Garden Party at the spectacular Mountsier-Hardie Garden in Nutley. This year’s event will be held on Sunday, September 12 from 4 pm to 7 pm and feature food from top local restaurants, an eclectic mix of music and ...
Meet the Counselors: Kristen Petullo, MSW, LCSW

Meet the Counselors: Kristen Petullo, MSW, LCSW

From a young age, Kristen Petullo, MSW (Master of Social Work), LCSW (Licensed Clinical Social Worker) knew she wanted to help people. She just wasn’t sure how until she went to college to become a teacher. “I remember the light bulb moment,” Kristen said. “I was in an educational psychology class and it dawned on ...
Nutley Bakeries Step Up to Provide Bread to Those in Need

Nutley Bakeries Step Up to Provide Bread to Those in Need

In 2017, Dorothy Huey asked the person behind the counter at a local bakery what they do with their bread at the end of the day. The person said any leftovers are thrown out. “I know bakeries can only put out fresh bread each day, but I didn’t realize the bread that wasn’t sold was ...
How the “Feel Good” Nature of Volunteering Extends to Overall Wellness

How the “Feel Good” Nature of Volunteering Extends to Overall Wellness

When most people think of volunteering, they focus on the “feel good” aspect of helping others and supporting a worthy cause. There’s no doubt that volunteering is one of the most rewarding activities one could experience. At Nutley Family Service Bureau (NFSB), we’ve also seen how the benefits of volunteering support a person’s overall wellness ...
It’s the Holiday Season – in July – at Nutley Family Service Bureau!

It’s the Holiday Season – in July – at Nutley Family Service Bureau!

Prepare for Nutley Family Service Bureau (NFSB) to be transformed into a winter wonderland on Friday and Saturday, July 16 and 17 as we host the annual Holiday in July Sale! This year’s festivities will be held outside for the first time to allow for more people to shop comfortably and find the holiday items ...
NFSB Case Management Services Continue Meeting Community Needs

NFSB Case Management Services Continue Meeting Community Needs

For many years, Nutley Family Service Bureau (NFSB) has offered case management services to assist members of the community with food insecurity, housing, financial assistance, home care, and other important services. To enhance the case management program and ensure that clients receive the help they need, NFSB recently introduced Molly Clark, MSW (Master of Social ...
Last Chance to Register for the Inaugural Bedford Golf Classic to Benefit NFSB!

Last Chance to Register for the Inaugural Bedford Golf Classic to Benefit NFSB!

Submitted by Dave Popkin, Board of Trustees Openings for two-person teams still remain for the inaugural Bedford Golf Classic, a fundraiser to benefit the Nutley Family Service Bureau (NFSB) on Monday, July 12 at Glen Ridge Country Club. The event is named in honor of Ruth Bedford, affectionately known as the matriarch of Nutley. Ruth ...
Pride Month

Pride Month

Submitted by Dr. Taji Karim-Reisch, Board of Trustees Pride is a deep connectedness to oneself and a belongingness within a community. The month of June celebrates Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, Asexual, Allies and Pansexual (LGBTQIAAP) PRIDE. Over the last decade, the acronym evolved to be inclusive of all identities. Prior to the late ...
POWER of PEACE Group Program Makes Connections with Young Students

POWER of PEACE Group Program Makes Connections with Young Students

Since the pandemic, many school systems have made social-emotional learning a higher priority to help children process what’s happening, learn self-regulation and conflict resolution, and become more resilient. Recognizing this need, Nutley Family Service Bureau (NFSB) introduced the POWER of PEACE Program for elementary-aged students. As we discussed in a previous article, PEACE is an ...
NFSB’s Collaborative Partnership with Nutley Public Schools

NFSB’s Collaborative Partnership with Nutley Public Schools

Nutley Family Service Bureau (NFSB) has enjoyed a long, mutually beneficial partnership with Nutley Public Schools, providing students, families, and staff with valuable resources right in their own backyard. “I think it’s very reassuring for the schools to know we’re here for them and can help at a moment’s notice,” said Staela Keegan, MSW, LCSW, ...
“When People Receive Food and Smile, It Makes My Heart Happy”

“When People Receive Food and Smile, It Makes My Heart Happy”

Joan Roake’s daughter was a volunteer at The Pantry at Nutley Family Service Bureau (NFSB) when the COVID-19 pandemic hit. At this point, many of the senior volunteers had to take a step back due to safety concerns, and her daughter was asked to help. That’s when Joan started volunteering at NFSB. “Because my daughter ...
The Grieving Process Is Probably Longer and More Complex than You Think

The Grieving Process Is Probably Longer and More Complex than You Think

Just months before the pandemic, Anne came to Nutley Family Service Bureau (NFSB) because she was having a hard time overcoming the death of her husband of 40 years. She has no children, so losing her husband left every area of her life empty. Anne had tried a grief group through a hospital but felt ...
Nutley is “Going Green” in Honor of Mental Health Month

Nutley is “Going Green” in Honor of Mental Health Month

NUTLEY IS “GOING GREEN” IN HONOR OF MENTAL HEALTH MONTHTake the Pledge to support our Stigma Free Community May is Mental Health Awareness Month and in recognition, John V. Kelly and the Nutley Public Affairs and Health Department, in partnership with the Nutley Family Service Bureau , invite and encourage individuals to join them in ...
Navigating Special Education Services for School-Age Children, Part 2

Navigating Special Education Services for School-Age Children, Part 2

In the previous article, we discussed the challenges faced by parents who believe their children might have a learning disability and could benefit from special education services. The most important thing to remember is that learning disabilities are very common. A learning disability isn’t caused by poor parenting and it doesn’t mean something is wrong ...
Nutley Family Service Bureau Brings Back Rock Hunger Benefit

Nutley Family Service Bureau Brings Back Rock Hunger Benefit

Published by Nutley Neighbors, June 2021 –Submitted by Emma Cortese, Board of Trustees Nutley will be rockin’ on June 5th for the Nutley Family Service Bureau’s Rock Hunger IV live band extravaganza! The fundraiser is the brainchild of Dave Popkin, currently the chair of the Development Committee and a Vice President on the Board of ...
Navigating Special Education Services for School-Age Children, Part 1

Navigating Special Education Services for School-Age Children, Part 1

As a parent, you can tell when something doesn’t seem quite right with your child. Perhaps they don’t want to do homework or go to school. Maybe they have trouble making friends or managing emotions. A teacher may have expressed concern about academic performance or disruptive behavior. This can trigger a number of thoughts for ...
Rock Hunger IV: “An Awesome Way for NFSB to Connect with the Community”

Rock Hunger IV: “An Awesome Way for NFSB to Connect with the Community”

After a one-year hiatus, Rock Hunger is back! Rock Hunger IV, an outdoor concert to benefit the Nutley Family Service Bureau (NFSB), will be held Saturday, June 5 at 1 pm at the Old Canal Inn, 2 East Passaic Avenue in Nutley, NJ. This year’s lineup of bands is the biggest ever, featuring The Attic, ...
When Grandparents Become Caregivers: How Family Therapy Can Help

When Grandparents Become Caregivers: How Family Therapy Can Help

Did you know one in 10 children in the U.S. live in a household with at least one grandparent? In fact, more than one-third of grandparents (35 percent) who live with a grandchild are the primary caregivers. Grandparents are more relied upon today as caregivers than in previous generations. This can happen for a variety ...
How Family Therapy Addresses Challenges by Addressing the Larger System

How Family Therapy Addresses Challenges by Addressing the Larger System

At Nutley Family Service Bureau (NFSB), people often come to The Center thinking their problems exist in an individual vacuum. Someone might say something like, “I’ve been depressed” or “my child is misbehaving at school” and look at the issue from the perspective of an individual. At NFSB, we use family therapy to help individuals ...
From Volunteer to the NFSB Board: Meet Ken Cibelli

From Volunteer to the NFSB Board: Meet Ken Cibelli

A Nutley resident since 1983, Ken Cibelli had been receiving mailings from Nutley Family Service Bureau (NFSB) for years and sending donations from time to time. In 2017, he finally reached out to NFSB and offered to volunteer. “In the back of my mind, I always thought about getting involved because the Bureau seemed like ...
For Denise, Volunteering at the Thrift Shop Is a Source of Fulfillment

For Denise, Volunteering at the Thrift Shop Is a Source of Fulfillment

If you were to say that volunteering is in Denise Roman’s DNA, that would not be an exaggeration. Denise started volunteering when she was just 17 years old. A Nutley resident for 22 years, Denise has volunteered for organizations in Nutley and throughout the county, from supporting VFW Post 493 as auxiliary chaplain, to Our ...
How Volunteers Keep The NFSB Pantry And Thrift Shop Running Smoothly

How Volunteers Keep The NFSB Pantry And Thrift Shop Running Smoothly

April is National Volunteer Month. It’s a month dedicated to celebrating volunteerism and honoring those who give so much of themselves to help others. At Nutley Family Service Bureau (NFSB), the Food Pantry and Thrift Shop rely heavily on volunteers to support the services that are provided to the Nutley community. “Volunteers gave over 12,000 ...
Scouting for Food Drive to Benefit the NFSB Food Pantry Is Back in 2021!

Scouting for Food Drive to Benefit the NFSB Food Pantry Is Back in 2021!

The Scouting for Food program continued a remarkable, record-breaking streak in 2019 with 34,046 food items donated. This nearly doubled the number of items donated just three years earlier. Although the coronavirus halted this momentum in 2020, local Cub Scout and Boy Scout troops are eager to start Scouting for Food in 2021, especially with ...
Why Mental Health Should be a Normal Topic of Conversation with Children

Why Mental Health Should be a Normal Topic of Conversation with Children

In the previous article, we discussed the signs of loneliness and isolation in children and what you can do to help. As parents, it can be difficult to know what to say to children when they’re visibly sad, depressed, angry, or lonely. What’s the right time? What’s the right setting? What’s the right approach? The ...
How to Help a Child Who’s Showing Signs of Loneliness and Isolation

How to Help a Child Who’s Showing Signs of Loneliness and Isolation

While the pandemic has forced all of us into isolation to some degree, children in particular have been struggling from the lack of interactions. In fact, COVID-19 has created an additional layer of isolation that has made the problem worse. “Family isolation is something we had rarely seen in kids until the pandemic,” said Jessica ...
Why Loss and Grief During the Pandemic Are So Difficult

Why Loss and Grief During the Pandemic Are So Difficult

More than 500,000 people have died from COVID-19 in our country. With the constant political bickering during the pandemic, people often gloss over the staggering number of lives lost. With the loss of a loved one comes grief. During the pandemic, however, the grieving process has been disrupted. The purpose of a funeral or other ...
4 Tips for Helping a Loved One with Anxiety

4 Tips for Helping a Loved One with Anxiety

In the previous blog article, we discussed what an anxiety disorder is, the most common symptoms of anxiety disorders, why anxiety disorders are so prevalent, and what can happen when anxiety is left untreated. Anxiety was already the most common mental illness in America before COVID-19, which has caused even more anxiety among adults and ...
With COVID Causing an Increase in Anxiety Disorders, Knowing Symptoms Of Anxiety Is Critical

With COVID Causing an Increase in Anxiety Disorders, Knowing Symptoms Of Anxiety Is Critical

Did you know anxiety disorders affect 18.1 percent of Americans, according to the Anxiety and Depression Society of America, making anxiety the most common mental illness in the United States? “Everyone goes through a time in their life when they experience symptoms of anxiety,” said Staela Keegan, MSW, LCSW, LCADC, Interim Director of Clinical Services ...
Nutley Family Service Bureau: Pantry Resource For Food Insufficiency

Nutley Family Service Bureau: Pantry Resource For Food Insufficiency

Published by Nutley Neighbors, March 2021 –Submitted by Emma Cortese, PhD, NFSB Board of Trustees Nutley Family Service Bureau, Inc. (NFSB) is a local nonprofit mental health and social service organization working tirelessly to help our clients during the current pandemic crisis. Our Food Pantry is focused particularly on food insecurity at this time. The ...
Stocking the Pantry with Hope and Love

Stocking the Pantry with Hope and Love

Submitted by Joyce Corey | Published by Nutley Neighbors, February 2011 Issue    Throughout the pandemic, there has been a constant conversation about how to make good use of one’s time. Coach Michael Blanchard is trying his best to do that for the over 90 wrestlers in the Nutley Jr. Raiders wrestling program.    “We ...
Pantry Is Resource For Rising Food Insecurity

Pantry Is Resource For Rising Food Insecurity

Pantry Is Resource For Rising Food InsecurityBy Emma Cortese, NFSB Trustee and PR Chair Nutley Family Service Bureau, Inc., (NFSB), serving the Nutley community for over 100 years, is a local nonprofit working tirelessly to help our clients during this pandemic crisis. A recent article in the Nutley Sun, Many Experiencing NJ Food Pantries For ...
Where to Turn for Food Insecurity Needs

Where to Turn for Food Insecurity Needs

Where to Turn for Food Insecurity NeedsPublished by Greater Newark Holiday Fund, December 2020 Mitch T. came in person to Nutley Family Service Bureau (NFSB) administrative offices in desperate need of direction. He hadn’t received an unemployment check for months; as a result, he was in arears for rent and had not a penny for ...
Battling Bipolar Disorder With NFSB

Battling Bipolar Disorder With NFSB

Battling Bipolar Disorder With NFSBPublished by Greater Newark Holiday Fund, December 2020 Billy N, a middle-aged man with an early diagnosis of Bipolar Disorder, came to Nutley Family Service Bureau (NFSB) after several psychiatric hospitalizations which corresponded with his father’s death and mother’s unrelenting anxious focus. Billy described a childhood during which the presentation of ...
PNHS Patriot Club Celebrates Veterans

PNHS Patriot Club Celebrates Veterans

PNHS Patriot Club celebrates veterans and their service on Tuesday, November 12th, 2019 at 7:00 pm, Nutley High School. Admission is free to veterans and the public. Each veteran in attendance will be recognized with a certificate of appreciation. The program includes patriotic music, NHS Choir performances, and multi-media presentations. Following the ceremony there will ...
Success With School Challenges

Success With School Challenges

Success With School ChallengesPublished by Greater Newark Holiday Fund, November 2020 Lilah, a 7-year-old second grader, is described by her parents as a bright, charming and unique child who struggled to enjoy school and relate to her peers. Concerns grew when she would return home form school and express how much she disliked being there. ...
New NFSB Executive Director Leads Thanksgiving Initiative

New NFSB Executive Director Leads Thanksgiving Initiative

New NFSB Executive Director Leads Thanksgiving InitiativePublished by Nutley Neighbors, November 2020 –Submitted by Emma Cortese, PhD, NFSB Board of Trustees The Nutley Family Service Bureau Board of Trustees welcomes Katherine Carmichael, MS.Ed, MSW, LSW, as our new Executive Director. Ms. Carmichael comes to the position as a 20-year administrative leader within non-profit organizations supporting ...
The Makings of a Thanksgiving Meal at Nutley Family Service Bureau

The Makings of a Thanksgiving Meal at Nutley Family Service Bureau

The Makings of a Thanksgiving Meal at Nutley Family Service BureauPublished By Nutley Neighbors, November 2019Submitted by Emma Cortese, PhD, NFSB Board MemberNutley Family Service Bureau’s goal is to decrease the impact of food insecurity in households by providing a nutritious and dependable resource for family meals. USDA data for 2018 shows that over 11% ...
Nutley Family Service Bureau: Responding In A Time Of Crisis

Nutley Family Service Bureau: Responding In A Time Of Crisis

Nutley Family Service Bureau: Responding In A Time Of CrisisPublished By Nutley Neighbors, October 2020Submitted by Emma Cortese, Public Relations Chair, NFSB Board MemberConsistent with our mission of responsiveness to the community, Nutley Family Service Bureau (NFSB) is addressing the unprecedented challenges associated with COVID-19. NFSB is dedicated to providing services and creating workable solutions ...
Oktoberfest Food Drive Festival

Oktoberfest Food Drive Festival

Old Canal Inn was celebrating Oktoberfest with a Food Drive Festival for NFSB. It was a day of fun with crafts, music, foods that everybody enjoys, and many local businesses supported the effort on Saturday, September 21st, from 12 to 6 pm. All celebrated Oktoberfest and could bring a donation to stock the NFSB Food ...
Backpacks Are Packed To Go!

Backpacks Are Packed To Go!

Volunteers from Nutley Educational Foundation (NEF), Girl Scout Troop 20759, and the community gathered to organize all of the donations to the 3rd Annual NEF “We’ve Got Your Back” backpack drive. Thanks to the generosity of our community we were able to surpass our goal and STUFF 90 brand new backpacks with supplies! Local students ...
Our Many Thanks For “Digging In”

Our Many Thanks For “Digging In”

Many hands pitched in to upgrade the landscaping at the NFSB Annex located at 169 Chestnut Street. NFSB volunteers were joined by members of Liquid Church to “dig in” with Pastor Jim Gottshall, leading the effort. Liquid Church has been a long time supporter of NFSB’s programs and services. Plants for the new landscaping were ...
Scouting For Food Drive 2019

Scouting For Food Drive 2019

Nutley Family Service Bureau partnered with the Nutley Scouts and 120 enthusiastic volunteers to receive over 28,000 non perishable food items. With your help, bags of food donations were collected, dropped off and processed from Saturday, March 30th, at the Franklin Reformed Church, 45 Hillside Crescent, Nutley, NJ 07110. Processing the items for the Food ...
Carts of Caring

Carts of Caring

Carts of Caring, a ministry of Franklin Reformed Church, Nutley, marched in the township’s 100th Memorial Day Parade to collect non-perishable food for the Nutley Family Services Food Pantry. Members of the congregation marched along the parade route with shopping carts on loan from Nutley Park Shop Rite. Parade viewers could put their food donations ...
Read Across America Day

Read Across America Day

Established by the National Education Association, Read Across America Day is held annually to encourage children of all ages to read with the help of parents, teachers, and other community members. And what better day to hold a school-wide reading celebration than March 2nd, in honor of children’s book author Dr. Seuss’ birthday! Eileen Painter, ...
Social Media Documentary

Social Media Documentary

The IndieFlix Original documentary “LIKE”, an exploration of social media’s impact on our lives and the related effects on the human brain, is followed by panel discussion. The one-hour screening presented by the Nutley Educational Foundation, in partnership with the Nutley Public School District, will be followed by a panel discussion including NFSB Trustee and ...
Giving and Good Cheer from the Nutley Rescue Squad

Giving and Good Cheer from the Nutley Rescue Squad

A donation of new stuffed animals to NFSB for holiday distribution spread the giving and good cheer, Compliments of Nutley Rescue Squad and the Pet Smart of Kearny, NJ. Hand delivered by Chief Pugliese, Lt. Suarez and Marianne Zurawski. ...
NFSB And Chico’s Team Up For a Fashion Show

NFSB And Chico’s Team Up For a Fashion Show

Chico’s Clothing Store, at the Promenade Shops at Clifton, was holding its first onsite Fashion Show to benefit Nutley Family Service Bureau. All attendees made a cash donation or a gently-used clothing donation to attend. The event was Sunday, November 24th, from 9:00 am to 10:30 am, at the Route 3 West location. All enjoyed ...