Volunteer Spotlight: Emma Joy is a 14-year old high school freshman from South Orange, NJ, with a passion for hunger-related issues. She was recently selected to be the teen representative to the Jewish Federation of Metro West's yearlong Anti-Hunger Campaign. To celebrate that honor Emma challenged the people in her life: her synagogue, religious school, dance company, friends and neighbors to help her collect 1,000 cans in one week. The final tally at the end of a very hectic, but fun week was 1018. “I am so grateful for all the generous donations but I am especially excited to see so many kids helping other kids,” says Emma. “I look forward to finding new ways to inspire other young people like me to help our neighbors in need.” Emma offered her donation to IFPO as well as the Bobrow Kosher Food Pantry at Oheb Shalom.
The Interfaith Food Pantry of the Oranges (IFPO) provides supplemental and emergency food to those in need who live in the cities of Orange and East Orange, New Jersey.
The pantry is housed in the Church of the Epiphany
105 Main Street, Orange, NJ
Wednesdays 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Except the first Wednesday of the month
On average, IFPO serves more than 125 families per week, which adds up to 1,000 or more people per month. The pantry is a collaboration among Christ Church of Short Hills, Congregation Beth El, Congregation B’nai Jeshurun, and Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel. Many volunteers and donations are needed in order to meet our goal of feeding every person who comes to us in need.
50 million Americans—1 in 4 children—
Don’t know where their next meal is coming from.
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