Township of Readington, Hunterdon County, New Jersey

Social Services
Diane Clapp, Director

509 Route 523 
Whitehouse Station, NJ 08889

Phone: (908)534-0974
Fax: (908)534-0038

The Social Services Office is available to anyone in the Readington Township community. Regular office hours are between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.  Emergency services are available at all times. 

We provide a variety of services to residents including assessment, information about programs and referral to community resources, including Readington Starfish. In addition, we offer help with applying to programs such as PAAD, Lifeline, Home Energy Assistance, Senior Tax freeze and many more.  For information call the Social Services Office.

  • The Food Pantry will provide emergency food packages to families in need. Donations are accepted all year long. Readington Area Starfish holds food distributions at Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter and the Fourth of July.
  • Readington Starfish assists Township residents with emergency needs.  Call to discuss your situation in confidence.
  • Need Transportation? 
    Call the Hunterdon County LINK at 1-800-842-0531.

STARFISH Thanks you! 
Readington Area Starfish wants to thank everyone who helped to make our Fourth of Summer food distribution a success.  Your support makes this effort possible!
Starfish is a community based volunteer organization that operates an emergency food pantry, assists local residents with emergency and provides holiday food “baskets” to families in need.  It’s a great organization!!

Farmers Market Vouchers
Vouchers are NOW available at the Social Services office for income eligible seniors (60 years or older).  Single: $1,860 month Couple: $2,504 month.  Documentation of income must be provided.   Receive 5 free checks valued at $5 each for use at participating farm stands.  Call 908 534-0974

Backpacks for School
The Backpack Program in Readington Township provides backpacks and new school supplies to children of local families who are struggling to make ends meet and must make difficult financial decisions when meeting their families basic need expenses such as food, shelter, transportation, clothing and health care.
It is our hope that this support enables students to take advantage of the educational opportunities available to them and to achieve the goal of obtaining a good education. 
Join us in this worthy endeavor by donating school supplies for needy Township students. 
Donation drop off:
August 1 to August 23, 2017
Readington Township Municipal Building
Social Services Office
Monday to Friday 8:30- 4:30
School supply lists vary by grade and are on the Readington Township Schools web site.  Below is a list of most frequently requested supplies OR call to volunteer to pack a backpack for a younger student (Grade 1-5) 908 534-0974.

  • Sharpened #2 pencils with erasers                                       Index cards
  • Red, black and blue pens                                                          Highlighters                                     
  • Black expo dry erase markers                                                 Elmer’s glue stick
  • Marble composition book                                                        Markers, classic colors
  • Spiral notebooks                                                                       Post it Notes
  • 3 ring binders 1 or 1 ½ inch/2 inch                                    Pencil pouch/case
  • Notebook paper                                                                         Erasers, pink, large                                        
  • 2 pocket plastic folders blue green orange purple red yellow black, white
  • Dividers                                                                                                         
  • Package of 18 Twistable colored pencils          

                                                                    Backpacks (neutral colors)


Do you know anyone in the community who needs a holiday meal?  Please contact Social Services at (908) 534-0974 and our office will contact the individual or family to discuss our programs!!

Readington Starfish accepts food and monetary donations.  Donations can be made through local churches, dropped off at the Municipal Building (Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) or mailed directly to Readington Area Starfish Treasurer, 530 Route 523, Whitehouse Station, NJ 08889.