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Posted Thursday, January 17th, 2019

Carolyn Lake, 14-year Veteran of the Food Bank, Takes the Helm 

The Board of Trustees of Morris County’s Interfaith Food Pantry and Resource Center has announced the appointment of Carolyn Lake as the organizations’ new Executive Director.

Carolyn Lake was named Executive Director of the Interfaith Food Pantry

Carolyn Lake was named Executive Director of the Interfaith Food Pantry

Lake will succeed Rosemary Gilmartin, who retired after 24 years on Dec. 31. Lake has been with the organization for 13 years, most recently as associate director, but also as director of operations and director of community relations and development.

“Carolyn possesses a deep understanding of and commitment to our mission,” said Gregory J. Supron, President IFP Board of Trustees. “In addition, Carolyn has played a major role in shaping the IFP’s strategy and programs over the years.  We are confident that under Carolyn’s leadership the IFP will continue to make great strides toward our vision of ending hunger in Morris County.”

“We congratulate Carolyn and look forward to a continued excellent working relationship between Morris County government and the Food Pantry,’’ said Morris County Freeholder Kathy DeFillippo. “They provide a very important service for our countywide community.’’

“It’s an exciting time in our history,” said Lake. “Moving forward, we will build on Rosemary’s legacy by expanding and strengthening our programs, but also look to expand partnerships across our network to fortify the nutrition safety net for all county residents.”

Morris Nonprofits: Interfaith Food Pantry Announces New Executive DirectorThe Interfaith Food Pantry will celebrate Gilmartin’s legacy at its annual Spring Gala, to be held in her honor on April 5 at the Birchwood Manor in Whippany. The Gala also marks the Silver (25th) Anniversary of the IFP.

For further information about the gala please contact Sandra Benedict, Director of Development, at 973-538-8049, ext. 221 or [email protected].