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Posted Monday, April 6th, 2020

All Food Pantries and Soup Kitchens in Morris County in Need

The Interfaith Food Pantry (IFP), which supplies emergency and supplemental groceries to residents and partner agencies across Morris County, is putting out a call for donations to help feed families devastated by the COVID-19 crisis.

photo shows stock of canned food on food pantry shelvesThe Pantry also is advising its regular clients to continue to pick up food from designated locations at 2 Executive Drive in Morris Plains or 190 Speedwell Ave. in Morristown.

Note: A full month’s supply of groceries will be prepacked and distributed by IFP staff at both locations for regular clients.

Food pantries and soup kitchens across Morris County are seeking extra supplies, as the need increases but many church, civic, and social congregations that donate food are currently not meeting.  Check out this report and see the a comprehensive list of sites in our county.

COVID-19: Interfaith Food Pantry Advises on Food Supplies and Donations During Crisis Period

Important Interfaith Food Pantry Information:

At the pickup site: An IFP employee will greet residents and bring groceries to your vehicle.

Home Deliveries: Will continue as scheduled. Please keep in mind social distancing rules; drivers have been instructed not to enter homes and may leave groceries at the door.

IFP Mobile Pantry: Will continue to make monthly visits to smaller pantries and senior housing units as scheduled.

If you are not a current client but need food: Emergency Food Bags are available at both locations during normal operating hours, posted at www.mcifp.org. To receive supplemental food on a regular basis please call 973-538-8049 x210 and leave your Name, Address, Phone Number and Preferred Language (English, Spanish, Russian are available). You will get a response within 48 hours.

Donor Information: The Interfaith Food Pantry is in need of food and financial contributions. According to Pantry officials, 300,000 pounds of food has been distributed since the start of 2020, or the equivalent of 250,000 meals so far this year.

Food donations may be dropped off in a bin under the overhang at 2 Executive Drive Monday-Friday, 9:30am to 4:30pm. Financial donations can be made by check, online at www.mcifp.org or by texting ‘hunger’ to 26-989.

Statement by Pantry Executive Director Carolyn Lake: “With the postponement of our Spring Gala we need to raise critical operating funds and purchase food to fill the gaps. Just last week we spent $22,000 on food. We’re working closely with the Community Food Bank of NJ and our suppliers to stretch the dollar and ensure funds are being used as efficiently as possible.”

For more information email [email protected] or call 973-538-8049.