• Drew Social Policy Course Addresses Hunger

    Drew Social Policy Course Addresses Hunger

    IFP recently partnered with Drew University students under the direction of Professor Patrick McGuinn, who recently joined our Board of Trustees, to conduct an in-depth study about the issue of local hunger and how it is currently being viewed and addressed by the public and private sectors.

    “The students’ findings showed that political leaders in Morris County were often unaware that hunger affected local populations, that agencies did not always connect with those in need and that transportation, language barriers and limited hours of operation frequently impede access to available services.

    “We found that, often, hunger is ignored and is not seen as a dramatic problem in society, especially in wealthy communities. Unfortunately, inequality in food access exists across almost every state, even in states with higher average incomes like New Jersey,” said Saif Yasin C’17, a student in the course.”

    Additional classes that will be offered this fall will help  guide our local advocacy efforts in partnership with the university and ultimately lead to more opportunities for our supporters to get involved in shaping social policy.   Visit our Learn About Hunger page and check back often to stay up-to-date with current issues.

  • Just. One. Click.

    Just. One. Click.

    Our partners at  CIT Group’s Headquarters in Livingston do some pretty incredible work to support the IFP. In fact this year, through their Shared Harvest Food Drive, more than 44 tons of food was collected  and purchased with donated funds to help fight hunger locally.   Now in it’s 2nd year, “Foodortunity” gives you a chance to make a difference with Just. One. Click.

    All you have to do is visit the Foodortunity Website, scroll down to vote for the Interfaith Food Pantry, and Click Vote. Period. No questions asked, no forms to fill out. AND, you can vote every day. The more votes we receive, the better our chances of receiving another donation of up to $10,000 from our friends at CIT.

    Here’s what we need from you. Vote every day, and use the social share buttons to ask your friends and followers to help us in our efforts to make a difference in our community. Ask them to share with their friends, and together we can create the momentum to  help our neighbors in need!

     

  • Hunger to Hope “Boardwalk Bash”

    Hunger to Hope “Boardwalk Bash”

    Our thanks to everyone who supported our 16th Annual Spring Gala, From Hunger to Hope “Boardwalk Bash”, which was held on Friday, April 24, 2015.  Read More…

  • IFP Hosts “For Your Family” Diabetes Education Program

    IFP Hosts “For Your Family” Diabetes Education Program

    Together with Morristown Medical Center and co-sponsored with the American Diabetes Association, IFP is offering a fun, activity-based educational program about the prevention and management of diabetes designed by the ADA.  Workshops are free!  Glucose Screenings will be included!  Read More

  • BASF Pilots “Kitchen to Table”

    BASF Pilots “Kitchen to Table”

    Our new “Kitchen to Table” program, which was developed to provide microwaveable, healthy meal alternatives to our elderly and disabled home delivery clients was launched last month.  BASF  piloted the new program as a team-building excersize for a few of their new hires, who cooked up some delicious turkey meatloaf and also learned about the issue of hunger while they were here.

    For more information about the program Click Here!

  • Giving Tree Unveiling

    Giving Tree Unveiling

    Thanks to everyone who attended our 2014 “Giving Tree” unveiling on Friday!  Our giving tree resides on a wall in our main lobby and features the names of those who made co $2,000 or 1,000 pounds of food or more in 2014.  While we would love to acknowledge everyone who helped we simply do not have the space- but know that we appreciate you all.  Feel free to come by to check it out.

    Also much thanks to Refined Sight for donating the production of the tree.

  • Alstede’s on Patch

    Alstede’s on Patch

    Our friends at Alstede’s Farm made the news recently for their incredible contribution of more than 12,000 pounds of fresh produce to IFP during last year’s harvesting season. All told, we were able to give out more than 50,000 pounds of high quality, fresh produce to our very grateful clients.

  • Grand Re-Opening

    Grand Re-Opening

    Kings announces it’s Grand Re-Opening of its Morristown store. We will be there – see the details below!
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  • Whole Foods 5% Day

    Whole Foods 5% Day

    UPDATE:  With thanks to the employees, customers and volunteers who came our for the event, more than $10,000.00 was raised to support our program!  We are so appreciative of all your support.

     

    As part of its corporate philosophy, Whole Foods Market  has a unique approach to community involvement and has committed to donating at least five percent of its annual sales to charitable causes, specifically those related to health, education and the environment. As part of this commitment, the  following Whole Foods Markets will be donating 5% of all sales generated on Tuesday, January 13th to the Interfaith Food Pantry!

    • Whole Foods Market  located at 222 Main Street in Madison
    • Whole Food Market located at 2245 Springfield Ave. in Vauxhall (Millburn/Union)

    Treat yourself to fabulous locally grown produce, the finest meats and fish, tantalizing baked goods and quality organic groceries while supporting our program by shopping at the Madison store on January 13th.  Be sure to stop by and visit with our volunteers, who will be on hand to chat with you about the Interfaith Food Pantry and what you can do to help fight hunger in our community.

     

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  • Congratulations are in Order…

    Congratulations are in Order…

    The staff, board and volunteers here at the IFP want to congratulate our Executive Director, Rosemary Gilmartin, on receiving the NJ Heroes award from First Lady Mary Pat Christie last week. We know of no one who works harder to advocate for our clients or is more dedicated to alleviating hunger in our neighborhoods. For 19 years she’s been driven by compassion, leading with vision, and setting the tone that brings together a community of people caring for each other.  We also want to thank our partners at Kings Food Markets, who nominated Rosemary for this award, and for their long-term support and commitment to alleviating hunger in our communities.

    Check out the video!