What We Do

At the Bergen Cares Center we offer Food, Clothing, Emergency Funds Consideration Request Assistance (Bus Pass, Books, Technology), and Rental/Utility Assistance to Students, Staff, and Faculty.

How to Help

If you would like to donate to the Food Pantry, please consider viewing our Amazon Wishlist for new items we need for the Food Pantry!

If you would like to donate to Threads Clothing Closet:

  • Threads will be accepting donations through scheduled donation hours.
  • Donation Hours will be announced mid- September.

Food Pantry

Pantry location and Contact Information

Center for Food Action/Bergen Cares Center
Bergen Community College
Room S-118, Pitkin Education Center (1st Floor)
400 Paramus Road
Paramus, NJ 07652

Phone: (201) 879-7191
Intake appointments: Contact Rachel Sloma, Pantry Coordinator, Email: [email protected]

Pantry Hours of Operation

  • Monday -Wednesday: from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Thursday: 9:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • Friday: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.


  • The hours of operation are subject to change.
  • If you require assistance and the pantry is closed, feel free to choose one of the following options:

Option 1:  Visit the Center for Health, Wellness and Personal Counseling located in Room HS-100, Pitkin Education Center, at the College’s main campus in Paramus, NJ, or
Option 2: Visit the Center for Food Action (cfanj.org) and follow the “Get Assistance” link for instructions.

Threads Vintage Clothing Closet

What is Threads

Threads is Bergen Community College’s clothing closet, where we provide personal and professional clothing to current BCC students with a valid Bergen ID.
Threads is an additional student support service provided by the Bergen Cares Center.

Threads Hours of Operation

  • Monday – Thursday: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Friday: 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Notes: The hours of operation are subject to change.

Threads Contact and Location Information

Email: [email protected] – Please Include “Threads Inquiry” in Subject Line

Phone: 201-879-7074
Instagram: @ThreadsClothingCloset
Location: Room S-108, Pitkin Education Center (1st Floor)
Amazon Wishlist: Link

Announcement and Reminders

Remind Text Services

For more information regarding the Bergen Cares Center, email [email protected] to see how you can opt into our new “Remind Text Services” to stay up to date with the Pantry, and the new events and services we plan to provide in the following semesters!