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
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”
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
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
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.
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.
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.
Turkey Trot Update
Despite the snow on Thanksgiving Eve we still had about 1,700 participants in the Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving morning! Thanks to everyone who came out and to the crews from Morris Township who made sure the course was clear.
Were you there? Post your images to our Facebook page (Thanks to Dawn J. Benko for the image above)
You’ve heard of Black Friday
Have you heard of #GivingTuesday?
Giving Tuesday is a global day dedicated to giving back. On Tuesday, December 2, 2014, charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give.
It’s a simple idea. Just find a way for your family, your community, your company or your organization to come together to give something more. Then tell everyone you can about how you are giving. Join us and be a part of a global celebration of a new tradition of generosity.
There are many ways you can help….
Run a Food Drive – This is a simple, but rewarding way to give direct help to the Pantry and its clients. We provide a wide range of tools to help you plan and conduct your drive!
Donations and Fundraisers
Learn About Hunger
And much more! Browse the new site for ideas – or simply help a neighbor in your own way. Shovel the snow or offer to run an errand for a neighbor in need. It’s the right thing to do, and you’ll feel good about it!