• 2017 Golf Outing

    2017 Golf Outing

    Foursomes are sold out for our 13th Annual Golf Outing, which will be held on Monday, September 18th at the Mount Tabor Country Club, however  sponosrships are still available.  Starting at $250 it’s a great way to advertise your business and showcase your support for our neighbors in need.  Download this form and return with payment before September 8th.

    Thanks to our platinum sponsors:

     

     

     

    Cocktail Hour and Putting Contest Sponsor:

     

     

     

     

     

     

    And our Silver Sponsors:

    Chrysalis Pharma Partners

    Edmund M. Kramer Photographers

    Bob & Louise Elsholz

    Provident Bank

    United Business Systems

    Wegmans

    Our thanks also to Verde Ristorante and Daddy Matty’s BBQ for catering our outing, and to Paul Miller Auto Group for sponsoring our Hole-In-One contest.

     

     

  • “Wine of the Week” Raffle

    “Wine of the Week” Raffle

    Tickets are on sale now for our “Wine of the Week” Raffle!

    Back by popular demand….. Enter for your chance to win a bottle of wine for every week of the year for just $20 per chance. (Retail value is over $1,000!)

    Prizes are as follows:

    Grand Prize:   52 bottles of permium wine, selected with Gary Fisch of Gary’s Wine & Marketplace.

    Second Place Prize:  12 bottles of premium wine, two tickets to Gary’s Grand Tasting Event (to be held Monday, November 7th a the Park Avenue Club, Florham Park), plus a $100 voucher for car service.

    Third Place Prizes (5): 12 bottles of premium wine

    Drawing will take place on Monday, September 18, 2017 at the our Golf Outing a the Mount Tabor Country Club, Mount Tabor.

    YOU DO NOT NEED TO BE PRESENT TO WIN, BUT YOU MUST BE 21+ TO PARTICIPATE!

    Winners will be notified by phone.   To order tickets, download this form(.pdf) – OR – click here and select “wine raffle ticket” in the donation designation.

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  • News and Events

    News and Events

    Kings Pantry Apple Program

    Our thanks to the Kings Food Markets of Morristown, Mendham, Florham Park, Boonton, Chatham and Gillette for once again participating in the Pantry Apple Program.  It’s a friendly competition among their cashiers to see who can sell the most paper apples as a fundraiser to help their neighbors in need.  Thanks to the leadership team, the store and customer service managers, their hardworking staff and the generosity of their shoppers, they recently raised more than $13,000 for IFP!

    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.

    Wegmans

    Made a splash recently with their donation of a full trailer load (18,000 pounds) of food being donated in conjunction with the opening of their new Hanover Store on July 23rd.  Details were covered by Morristowngreen.com,  MorristownPatch.com and the Daily Record.  We also have a video of the donation on our YouTube channel!

     

    Diabetes Clinic

    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

    Interfaith Food 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 Impact 100 Gardent State!  Their $100,000 grant will partially fund the program for the next two years.

    In 2016, the IFP staff, volunteers and trustees concluded a three-year strategic planning process.  We found that the shifting geography of affordable housing in Morris County is forcing many lower-income working families and senior citizens further away from our existing food distribution sites in Morristown and Morris Plains, making it more difficult for people to reach us.  To expand our reach, we applied for and received several grants, (including the $100,000 from Impact 100 Garden State) to launch our Healthy Choices Mobile Pantry. This program will greatly enhance our current food distribution model, allowing us to expand our reach without duplicating services.  Our first two pilot programs include:

    • The IFP Pantry Partner Program is designed to work with existing smaller pantries in the towns furthest from our locations to deliver fresh produce and nutrition information to those who have difficulty reaching us. By working with an existing infrastructure of pantries we can strengthen the network of food security across the county without duplicating efforts.
    • The IFP Senior Box Food Program We also identified an unmet need in low-income senior housing units across Morris County. In 2017, the Healthy Choices Mobile Pantry will be distributing “senior boxes” of food acquired from the USDA via the Community Food Bank, and supplementing this food with our own fresh produce.

    For more information about these programs, please contact us at 973-538-8049 or email us at interfaithfoodpantry@mcifp.org.

     

    News article on 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”

    “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)
    3-ring binders
    Pocket Folders
    Filler Paper (college and wide ruled)
    Composition Notebooks
    Subject Dividers
    Index Cards
    Pencil Sharpeners
    Pencils
    Erasers (large pink)
    Pens (blue/black)
    Crayons (24 pk)
    Colored Pencils (12 pk)
    Highlighters
    Rulers
    Safety Scissors

  • Post-Season Tax Preparation

    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

    Single Stop

    917-603-2281

    kcurry@singlestop.org

     

  • Hunger to Hope

    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 Watsonand 2017 Neighbors Helping Neighbors Award Recipient:  Junior League of Morristown.

    Photos from the event are available on our Facebook Page.  

    Presented by:
    Platinum Sponsors:  Stop-and-shop-logo2Wegmans-logo (2)
    Gold Sponsors:  metlife_eng_logo_cmyk-c
    Silver Sponsors atlantic healthSilver Sponsorjuniorleague     BASF

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    Community Sponsors Birchwood Manor ~ Investors Bank ~ Kings Food Markets ~ Normandy Real Estate ~ PwC

     

  • Stamp Out Hunger

    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.

     

     

  • Pantry Apple Program

    Pantry Apple Program

    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.

  • Turkey Trot 2016

    Turkey Trot 2016

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    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!

  • Thanksgiving Update

    Thanksgiving Update

    tgiving-collageThanks 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!