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!
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 and making our communities a better place!
Thanksgiving Basket Program 2014
Please see Thanksgiving F.A.Q.
Once again, we are preparing for our annual holiday program. This year we project that we will need to distribute approximately 1,600 complete dinners. We are reaching out to the community to ask for assistance in this effort.
Any help you can give will be greatly appreciated. We also ask for $donations$ to assist us in filling in where needed!
We Need Turkeys!
We will begin accepting turkeys and hams on October 29.
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 12 and 19 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 26 and will be closed Thanksgiving and the day after.
For more info, call 973-538-8049 or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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!
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In partnership with Whole Foods Market and with contributions from the residents of Madison and Realogy Corp., the Madison PBA recently delivered 3,334 pounds of food which was collected throughout the month of October. Patrolman Chad Rybka and Police Chief Darren Dachisen are seen here with the P.O.D. full of food.