Thursday, May 11th, 2017

INTERFAITH FOOD PANTRY IS BENEFICIARY OF MAY 13 EVENT

On Saturday, letter carriers across the country will take part in the 25th annual “Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive,” a national event that has targeted the Interfaith Food Pantry in Morris County as the local beneficiary of this event.Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive posted featuring bag of groceries

Food collected in Madison, Chatham, Florham Park, Hanover Township, Morristown, Morris Plains, Mendham, Dover, Rockaway, Mountain Lakes and Parsippany will be donated to the Interfaith Food Pantry.

The drive, sponsored by the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC), is America’s largest one-day food collection event that provides millions of pounds of food to local hunger relief agencies.

To help, all you need to do is place non-perishable food items in a bag next to your mailbox before your letter carrier arrives on Saturday, May 13, and your letter carrier will do the rest.

Freeholder Kathy DeFillippo

Freeholder Kathy DeFillippo

“Most of us think of donating food during holiday seasons. But people who require assistance need food year round, so this is a great opportunity to help our fellow residents and give a boost to the Interfaith Food Pantry,’’ said Morris County Freeholder Kathy DeFillippo, the county governing board’s liaison on human services issues. “We thank the letter carriers serving Morris County for this program.’’

Some items most needed by the Food Pantry are canned soup, canned fruit, canned tuna, evaporated, dry or shelf stable milk, pasta sauce in cans or plastic jars, canned beans (such as kidney, pinto, etc.), pasta and cereal. Interfaith Food Pantry logo

In 2016, the Interfaith Food Pantry served nearly 10,000 people across Morris County, distributing more than a million pounds of food.  Food Pantry clients include low-income working families and their children, senior citizens living on fixed incomes, people with disabilities and others unemployed or in crisis.

For more information on the Interfaith Food Pantry, visit www.mcifp.org or call 973-538-8049.

Learn more about the Stamp Out Hunger event at https://www.nalc.org/community-service/food-drive