Now through July 7th, you can support the IFP when you shop at Kings Food Markets. Simply purchase a paper apple at the checkout register at any of their six Morris County locations: Boonton, Chatham, Florham Park, Gillette, Mendham and Morristown.
News and Events
Our Farmers Market
Thanks to the Community Food Bank and all our produce donors our “Free Farmers Market” is now open to IFP clients every other Friday. Our families love receiving the bounty of fresh produce! Thanks also to RootPouch for their donations, our clients can also choose from an abundance of vegetable plants and fresh herbs to grow on their own! We posted a video of one clients reaction on our Facebook page.
Speaking of Produce….
Be sure to visit us during the Morris County Arboretum’s Open Gates Weekend. To see all the gardens participating in this year’s tour and for more information visit www.arboretumfriends.org
Made a splash recently with their donation of a full trailer load (18,000 pounds) of food being donated in conjunction with the openin of their new Hanover Store on July 23rd. Details were covered by Morristowngreen.com and MorristownPatch.com. We also have a video of the donation on our YouTube channel!
In partnership with the Community Health Team at Morristown Medical Center we are conducting a 9-month clinic for clients with diabetes or pre-diabetic conditions to help improve their health through education and making the correct food choices. We recently posted video of one of these sessions on our Facebook Page.
Healthy Choices Mobile Pantry
We did it! We are so excited to be moving forward with our “Healthy Choices Mobile Pantry”, thanks to the dynamic women who make up Garden State Impact 100! Their $100,000 grant will partially fund the program for the next two years. We’re so grateful they share our vision of no one, no matter where you live in Morris County going hungry or without access to nutritious food
The Daily Record on the Impact 100 Grant, which will help fund our Healthy Choices Mobile Pantrty Program over the next two years.
“We’ve Got Your Back”
While kids of all ages are winding down the school year, we are gearing up to get them ready for the next school year with the launch of our 2017 “We’ve Got Your Back” backpack and school supply program. Last year, with your help, we distributed more than 600 backpacks and needed supplies supplies to kids ranging in age from pre-Kindergarten through High School.
Current IFP Clients will be able to enroll in the program beginning June 1, and we will be distributing the supplies on August 10th so we can accomodate all the requests before school starts. Our goal is to have most of our supplies in by late July. Any help is appreciated. If your company, house of worship, youth group, civic group or club can help with a collection, please contact our office at 973-538-8049. Below is a list of most needed items, or you can simply download and customize this 2017 flyer to distribute or post:
Backpacks (assorted sizes)
Filler Paper (college and wide ruled)
Erasers (large pink)
Crayons (24 pk)
Colored Pencils (12 pk)
Employment Opportunity Available
Director of Development
Only candidates submitting the following information will be considered for this position:
- Cover letter explaining why you feel you are a good candidate for this position. Include salary history and expectations
- At least two professional references
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls or recruiters.
The Interfaith Food Pantry (IFP) (a 501(c)(3) organization) is a community of neighbors helping neighbors committed to ending hunger and supporting self-sufficiency. Last year we served over 9,700 people distributing more than 1,000,000 lbs. of food. We provide food, education and resources to inspire confidence and hope to Morris County families in need. www.mcifp.org
Reporting to IFP’s Executive Director (ED), the full-time Director of Development is responsible for leading the organization’s fundraising efforts, including the creation and execution of all aspects of the annual development plan and prioritization of departmental activities to attain budget goals.
The Director of Development will also serve as the liaison to and will work with the Board of Trustees Development Committee to establish, prioritize and develop fundraising activities that meet budgetary goals while maintaining the highest ethical standards, guaranteeing compliance with state and federal solicitation regulations and researching and implementing industry best practices.
The Director of Development will work in conjunction with the COO in the identification, cultivation and development of individual and organizational donors. The Director of Development will be responsible for supervising the organization’s Grants program, for taking the leadership role in all fundraising events, managing direct appeals, third-party fundraising and regular reporting of Development department activities. The Director of Development will also, when applicable, cultivate and steward major in-kind (food) donors and where appropriate lead food-raising events and activities.
The Director of Development also serves on the Community Relations Committee and co-chairs the Corporate Advisory Committee with the Board Development Committee Chair.
The Development Director will serve as a representative of the IFP at community events and will work with the Community Relations staff in the creation of the Annual Communications Plan.
The strongest applicants will possess a demonstrative track record in providing innovative leadership in resource development, and in promoting and administering proven fundraising strategies. The successful candidate will have demonstrated skills in the full spectrum of Development activities and will be self-motivated, results-oriented, creative and resourceful with exceptional interpersonal and communication skills.
Specific Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Advise and collaborate with the Chief Operating Officer, Executive Director and Board Development Committee to create and implement a comprehensive annual development plan.
- Advise and collaborate with COO, ED and Board to strategically direct their efforts towards solicitation and cultivation of individual donors and major gift contributors.
- Represent the IFP to donors, prospects, volunteers and other key constituents.
- Oversee activities of support staff including Grants Manager, Special Events Assistant and shares supervisory responsibilities with the COO for the Office Manager/Donor Database Administrator.
- Lead all fundraising events including the supervision and guidance of support staff and volunteers. Identify and solicit honorees, sponsors and committee members.
- Manage all fundraising mail / email campaigns and appeals.
- Manage third-party fundraising and represent the IFP at fundraising events
- Develop and implement acknowledgment program. Where applicable, cultivate and steward major in-kind (food) donors as well as oversee food-raising events and activities.
- In collaboration with COO, inform Board Development Committee of strategies, activities, achievements and issues.
Skills and Competencies:
- Bachelor’s Degree required. Advanced degree or CFRE Certification, a plus.
- Minimum 5 years Development/Fundraising Experience
- Excellent written, interpersonal and verbal communication skills, especially in public speaking.
- As the “face” of the IFP, possess a professional, yet approachable demeanor.
- Proven ability to build strong external relationships with a variety of volunteers, public leaders, funders, corporate partners and other stakeholders
- Understanding of charitable giving and fundraising legal guidelines
- Excellent time-management skills and ability to simultaneously handle multiple projects
- Proficient in MS Office
- Knowledge of and experience with donor-management software (Salesforce a plus)
- Knowledge of and experience with diverse Social and Electronic Media platforms to engage constituents and to create awareness about IFP programs and events.
We offer a competitive salary commensurate with education and experience, along with medical and dental benefits, as well as a 403b retirement plan. The position also includes paid vacation, sick leave, personal days and holidays.
The Interfaith Food Pantry is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values diversity and is committed to building a workforce representative of those it serves in Morris County.
Post-Season Tax Preparation
During tax season, The United Way of Northern New Jersey in partnership with Single Stop offered free tax preparation at our facility to qualifying individuals and families. Approximately 120 families took advantage of this free service, which helped them realize an estimated $150,000 in refunds!
With many requests coming in the United Way will be offering post-season tax preparation on Wenesday, June 7th from 4pm-7pm for anyone filing late. If interested, please contact
Kelly Curry| NJ Tax Campaign Manager
Hunger to Hope
Thanks to everyone who participcated in our Annual Spring Gala, we raised over $181,000 to support our programs, making a significant difference in the lives of the clients we serve. We’d particularly like to thank our honorees, 2017 Pantry Partner Award Recipient: Pfizer, Inc., 2017 Outstanding Service Award Recipient: Willis Towers Watson, and 2017 Neighbors Helping Neighbors Award Recipient: Junior League of Morristown.
Photos from the event are available on our Facebook Page.
Presented by: Platinum Sponsors: Gold Sponsors: Silver Sponsors Community Sponsors Birchwood Manor ~ Investors Bank ~ Kings Food Markets ~ Normandy Real Estate ~ PwC
Stamp Out Hunger
Don’t forget! On Saturday, May 13 Post Offices around the nation will be collecting non-perishable foods while they deliver the mail. The drive is sponsored by the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) and is America’s largest one-day food collection event that provides millions of pounds of food to local relief agencies for distribution to families in need.
Letter carriers in Florham Park, Chatham, Madison, Cedar Knolls, Morris Plains (includes sections of Parsippany, and Morris Township), Morristown, Mendham, Mountain Lakes, Rockaway, and Dover (includes Wharton and sections of Randolph) will be collecting food for the IFP to help our own neighbors in need.
All you need to do is place a bag of non-perishable items next to your mailbox, and the letter carriers will do the rest. Suggested items include hearty and regular soups, canned fruit, canned tuna, evaporated or dry milk, pasta sauce in cans or plastic jars, and canned beans such as pinto, kidney, etc.
You can also help us spread the word by posting this flyer in your office, at you club or social, in your electronic bulletin to help us get the word out. Also be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Like and share our posts, or check out these posts on TapInto Morristown and Morristowngreen.com.
Turkey Trot 2016
Our thanks to the 3,000+ people who registered for our 10th Annual Turkey Trot! We had a great day. Visit www.morristownshipturkeytrot.org for results!
Thanks to all of you for making this year’s Thanksgiving program another resounding success. With your help we distributed 1,583 turkeys and another 1,556 bags of fixings, accomodating all the families who needed a little extra help this holiday season.
All of this was made possible by hundreds of individuals, schools, youth groups, civic groups, houses of worship and companies who collected and donated food and funds for us to purchase supplies, and the finest group of volunteers every assembled who worked overtime during this hectic time. It was truly a monumental effort by all of you involved – and resulted in so many grateful families who were able to share a holiday meal together.
It’s so heartwarming to see an entire community come together like this to care for one another, and we are truly grateful. Thank you for spreading the joy!
Thanksgiving Basket Program 2016
Calling All Turkeys – We need You!!
Please see Thanksgiving F.A.Q.
It’s that time of year again! Once again, we are preparing for our annual holiday program and we project that we will need to distribute approximately 1,600 turkeyt and complete dinners.
We need your help!!
This program is made possible by all the individuals and families, companies, houses of worship, civic groups, schools and youth groups who spread goodwill and give thanks by hosting food drives, fundraisers and donating food, funds and gift cards so we can ALL have a reason to celebrate the holiday.
We Need Turkeys!
We will begin accepting turkeys and hams on October 26. We can accept fresh and frozen – please see our drop off hours below.
In addition to the main course, we provide each family with other food items needed to make a holiday dinner. Below is a list of items currently needed to prepare the Thanksgiving bags:
Thanksgiving Food Needs List
- turkey, turkey breasts, ham or large chicken
- coffee or regular tea
- Parmalat or powdered milk
- instant mashed potatoes
- apple, cranberry or other 100% juice
- turkey gravy
- nuts, mini-marshmallows, pickles
- salad dressing
- roll or muffin mix
- canned vegetables (low-salt if possible)
- brownie mix or cake mix and icing
- hearty soups (low-salt if possible)
- canned fruit
- jello or pudding
- *We can also use fresh items such as potatoes, onions, apples and oranges but PLEASE keep separate and let us know if you have brought them!*
Click here for a printable version of the Thanksgiving Food Needs List to take to the grocery store!
- Please keep turkeys separate from any other items.
- If your donation includes a turkey, please let us know so it doesn’t get overlooked.
- Click here for Directions or use Google Maps.
Holiday Drop-off Hours
During October and November, food can be delivered to the warehouse as follows:
- Monday – Friday 9:30 am to 4:30 pm
- Wednesday (November 9 and 16 only) until 7:45 pm.
If at all possible, please call our office to schedule your delivery.
We will close at noon on Wednesday, November 23 and will be closed Thanksgiving and the day after.
For more info, call 973-538-8049 or e-mail us at email@example.com.
If You Need Help for a Thanksgiving Meal
If you live in Morris County and need a holiday basket or any other help with food please call the office at 973-538-8049. We will be happy to help!
Hosting a Drive? Check out these customizable flyers: