Donate Food

In response to the COVID-19 crisis, IFP is changing its food collection practices in accordance with social distancing guidelines. Donations may be dropped off in an orange bin at our Morris Plains location: 2 Executive Drive on Monday-Friday, from 9:30am-4:30pm. 

We love receiving fresh garden produce. Please follow these produce guidelines when donating fresh produce to the Pantry. Please No #10 cans of canned food or large/bulk items. Due to COVID-19, we distribute pre-packed bags to our clients and these large items are difficult to fit into the bags.

Current Needs

Shopping?  Take our printable everyday pantry needs list with you.

Updated: August 6, 2020
Please note: Items underlined in red are most needed

FRUITS & VEGETABLES – Look for fruit canned in its own juice or with “no sugar added”.  Look for vegetables with “low sodium” or “no salt added”

  • 100% Fruit Juice (32 oz. preferred normally)
  • Canned Fruit
  • Spaghetti / Pasta Sauce, Tomato Products (sauce, crushed, whole, diced, paste, puree, etc.)
  • Canned Vegetables (no Extra Large Cans [3 lbs or more] please)
  • FRESH PRODUCE from your garden (uncooked)

GRAINS – Donate whole grains as often as you can

  • Cereal – low sugar, high fiber
  • Pasta
  • White Rice / Brown Rice (1 or 2 lb bags preferred)

DAIRY – Donate shelf-stable low-fat (1%) or non-fat dairy products

  • Parmalat (1 quart low-fat or non-fat preferred)

PROTEIN – Look for “no salt added”, “low-sodium” and canned in water

  • Canned Beans – pork and beans, pinto, red or white kidney, black beans; NOT green beans
  • Tuna Fish, Salmon and other canned fish
  • Peanut Butter – 18 oz preferred
  • Canned Meats and Mealsravioli, spaghetti & meatballs, hash, stew, canned chicken, chili, etc.


  • Rice-A-Roni, Pasta-Roni, etc.
  • Hamburger Helper, Tuna Helper, etc.
  • Macaroni & Cheese

SOUPS – Look for “low-sodium” and “Heart Healthy”

  • Condensed Varieties
  • Hearty Varieties


  • Infant Formula (Enfamil preferred-yellow, purple, blue)
  • Baby Food (Fruits, Vegetables, Meats & Meals) – Stage 1 (Meats & Meals, Vegetables, Fruits), Stage 2 (Meats & Meals, Vegetable, Fruits), Stage 3 (Meats & Meals, Vegetables, Fruits)
  • Baby Cereal – Rice, Oatmeal
  • Diapers – Size 4, 5, 6
  • Pull ups – Size 2T-3T, Size 3T-4T & Size 4T-5T


  • Boost or Ensure, regular
  • Boost Glucose Control or Glucerna
  • Tea (100 count boxes)