Township of Readington, New Jersey


Christine Dey, Director

Backpacks for School 

The Starfish Backpack Program provides backpacks and new school supplies to Readington Township children whose families are struggling to make ends meet and must make difficult financial decisions when meeting their families’ basic needs and expenses. 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. 

If you are a family in need, please contact the Readington Township Social Service Office at 908-534-0974 to sign up for the program.

You may assist with this worthy endeavor by donating school supplies through August 15, 2022.  Donations may be dropped off at the Municipal Building between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. (Donation box located outside of the Social Service Office). 

2022-2023 School Supply List (Click here for Printable List!)

Composition Books (Wide/college ruled) Color Pencils
Spiral Notebooks (Wide/college ruled) Sharpies (Black)
Fill Paper (College/Wide ruled) Folders (all colors)
Pens (black, blue, red) Post It Notes
Pencils (#2) Ear Buds
Highlighters (any color) Index Cards
Dry Erase markers Pencil Case
Binders (1-1 ½ inch) Ruler
Scissors Erasers
Hand sanitizer Binder Dividers

Our offices are open to visitors.  If you need to drop off a Social Service application or Starfish paperwork we encourage you to use our outside drop off box whenever possible. The drop off box is checked regularly throughout the day.

The Starfish Food Pantry currently remains operational! If you are in need of food, hygiene products, please call 908-534-0974.

If you are in need of Social Service assistance please call the office at 908-534-0974 or e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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 to those in need. Food pantry is open M-F 8:30am-4:30pm. Please call to request food and pick up time. Donations are accepted all year long. Readington Area Starfish holds four major 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. 
Social Services
Phone (908)534-0974
Fax (908)534-0038
8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday
509 Route 523
Whitehouse Station, NJ 08889