COVID-19 Community Resources

We are committed to providing important resources to families during the COVID-19 pandemic. This page is has important local and national resources available to families.

Food Assistance

Paterson and Passaic Public School's are offering grab-and-go breakfast and lunch to all school aged children. Below are the times and locations.

  • Passaic Public Schools Schedule is Monday& Thursday 8 AM-12 PM at the following locations:

    • School 3, School 6, School 8, School 10, School 19, School 21, Passaic High School

Chromebook Distribution- Schedule an appointment for chromebook distribution for Youth in Passaic Public Schools. 

  • Paterson Public School Schedule is 10 AM- 1 PM at each Ward

    • Ward 1- Paterson Fire Department (Northside Firehouse) or Seminary Baptist Church, 193 Haledon Ave

    • Ward 2- Paterson Fire Department, 290 McBride Avenue or Paterson Fire Department (Hillcrest Firehouse), 221 Union Ave

    • Ward 3- Koinonoa Christan Ministry, 440 East 36th Street or White House/Recreation, 810 Broadway

    • Ward 4- Paterson Fire Department (Riverside Firehouse) 236 Lafayette Street or St Luke Baptist Church, 139

    • Ward 5- Paterson Fire Department (Madison Ave,) 850 Madison Ave or Mighty Sons of God, 77 Park Avenue

    • Ward 6- Paterson Fire Department (Lakeview Firehouse) 211 23rd Ave or Southside Firehouse, 124 Getty Ave

Additional Local Food Resources

Please visit the following websites providing food and necessities to the community.

TV/Internet and Other Utilities Information

Here is a list of companies offering free services or assistance to those in need. From free internet offers, no late fee payments, and lifting your cap on data, below is an up-to-date list of helpful resources.

  • Altice is offering free broadband to households with school-aged children.

  • AT&T is offering 60 days of free public service and lifting the unlimited data cap for 60 days for all cell phone providers.

  • Verizon is offering no late fees or disconnecting of accounts.

  • T-Mobile & Sprint are all lifting their unlimited data caps for cell phone subscribers for 60 days.

  • United Way has COVID-19 Community Economic Relief Funds to assist with bills, rent, and food. Call 1-866-211-9966.

Visit or dial 2-1-1 if you need assistance finding food, paying for housing bills, accessing free childcare, or other essential services, visit or dial 211 to speak to someone who can help.

Wellness Resources

We recognize that this is a challenging time for many of us physically and mentally. There are many resources available to help your well-being.

  • Free ESL classes available from New Destiny Family Success Centers.

  • Hackensack-Meridan is offering $20 telehealth visits regardless of insurance coverage with coupon code HMH20.

  • COVID-19 Testing Site information available for Passaic County residents.

  • PM Pediatrics is offering telehealth across the state and is a COVID-19 testing site in Pompton Plains.

  • Oasis Social Workers are available talk to those in need.

  • Healthy Women Building Healthy Communities, Wednesdays at 1 PM

  • Mental Health Association of Passaic County Chatline

  • Disaster Distress Helpline- Call 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746.The Disaster Distress Helpline (DDH) provides crisis counseling and support for anyone in the U.S. experiencing distress or other behavioral health concerns related to any natural or human-caused disaster, including public health emergencies.

  • Crisis Text Line- Text MHA to 741741 and you’ll be connected to a trained Crisis Counselor. Crisis Text Line provides free, text-based support 24/7.

  • National Domestic Violence Hotline
    For any victims and survivors who need support, call 1-800-799-7233 or 1-800-799-7233 for TTY, or if you’re unable to speak safely, you can log onto or text LOVEIS to 22522.


Have a specific question about community resources? Please email and we will assist you!

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