Posted Thursday, November 14th, 2019

Would Benefit Needy Families at Thanksgiving

Interfaith Food Pantry volunteers at the distribution during the Pantry’s 2018 Thanksgiving program. The Pantry expects to distribute more than 1,600 complete Thanksgiving meals this year.

Interfaith Food Pantry volunteers at the distribution during the Pantry’s 2018 Thanksgiving program. The Pantry expects to distribute more than 1,600 complete Thanksgiving meals this year.

As we approach Thanksgiving, the Interfaith Food Pantry and Resource Center (http://mcifp.org/) is issuing a call for donations of turkeys.

According to Food Pantry officials, the nonprofit agency has received nearly 1,600 requests for turkeys and/or fixings for a complete holiday meal from local families and partner agencies.

Even with generous donations from Kings, UPS, Montville Unico, J.M. Rodgers, and Lexus of Route 10, as well as turkeys acquired through the Community Food Bank, the Food Pantry is short of turkeys and hopes that public donations will help fill the gap.

Residents of Morris County who want to donate turkeys can drop them off at the Food Pantry warehouse and resource center, which is located at 2 Executive Drive, Morris Plains. It is adjacent to  Central Park of Morris County and can be reached via Gov. Chris Christie Drive, off West Hanover Avenue.

Residents dropping off regular food donations are asked to contact Meg Manbretti at 973-538-8049  ext. 217 or email at [email protected] to schedule your delivery.

Turkeys can be delivered to the Pantry and Resource Center warehouse Mon. – Thurs. from 9:30 am to 4:30 p.m. and Wednesday Nov. 20 until 7:45 pm. The Food Pantry will close at noon on Wednesday, Nov. 27 and remain closed until Monday Dec. 2.