Read the FAQs to learn more about how you and your family or team can help during the Thanksgiving holiday.
A: The food pantry has needs that are specific to the upcoming holiday season, plus a list of items that are needed for distribution throughout the year. The links below provide each in a printable format.
A: Distribution of Thanksgiving Baskets begins November 1. Packing is already underway, so we are accepting food as soon as possible! Hams and turkeys will be accepted beginning October 29.
A: During October and November, food can be donated during the following times:
- Monday-Friday, 9:30am-4:30pm
- Wednesday (November 11 and 18 only) until 7:45pm
If possible, please call our office (973-538-8049) to schedule your delivery.
Food can be dropped off at our warehouse location: 2 Executive Drive, Morris Plains, NJ 07950
A: Particularly at this time of year, our volunteers are very busy. If possible, please bring the food to our warehouse location: 2 Executive Drive, Morris Plains, NJ 07950
If necessary, we can arrange a pick-up. To do so, call 973-538-8049.
A: To allow our staff and volunteers to spend holiday with their families, the Interfaith Food Pantry Network is closed from noon on Wednesday, November 25 (the day before Thanksgiving) through Sunday, November 29, reopening November 30. All volunteer opportunities for individuals are fully booked through November.
If you’d like to take action to help, join us for our annual Turkey Trot, which takes place on Thanksgiving morning! Click here for more information.
A: Believe it or not we get more requests for help than we have work slots to fill! But we’d still love to hear from you. Please fill out a Volunteer Application and we will get back to you, but please be patient since call volume is very high.
Every Person Counts
so Every Dollar Counts
With the recent COVID-19 outbreak, more and more families and at-risk seniors are sheltering in place and need our support. Your contribution can help fund some or all of our programs.
Donor Advised Funds
Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD)