The Interfaith Food Pantry of the Oranges (IFPO) is an all-volunteer, supplemental food pantry helping to meet essential human needs of food-insecure residents of Orange and East Orange, NJ, with dignity and respect.
Special Covid Information
New Client Appointment System
The IFPO is now serving clients by appointment only out of a temporary location in order to practice social distancing and minimize crowds. We are not distributing food at the Church of Epiphany & Christ Church on Wednesday mornings.
Registered IFPO clients with a pantry card who wish to make an appointment to pick up food, please email IFPOranges@gmail.com or call/text 973-856-4000. Include your name, address, cell phone number, and IFPO card number.
Para obtener ayuda en español, llame o envíe un mensaje de texto al 908-643-7425 e incluya su nombre, dirección, número de teléfono celular y número de cliente de IFPO.
If you are not an existing registered client, but are in need of food assistance, click here to view emergency food programs in the area. This page is updated regularly.
If you live outside of Orange or East Orange, visit the Community Food Bank of NJ's Food Finder webpage for a pantry near you or text "FindFood" or "Comida" to 908-224-7776, or click here to find a more convenient local MEND pantry. At this time, the IFPO is not able to accept new clients. We encourage you to use these web resources.
Emergency Food Programs Continue During Covid Crisis
Haga clic aquí para obtener más información sobre los programas locales de alimentos de emergencia.
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Or contact the IFPO at 973-856-4000.
VOLUNTEERS & SUPPORTERS
IFPO leaders continue to work tirelessly and extensively to serve our neighbors during these challenges times. We have secured warehouse space and are distributing to clients by appointment. Appointments help us to serve clients quickly, avoid backlogs of crowds, anticipate demand and allow everyone to socially distance. Click here to read our Special Report: Covid One-Year Anniversary of Service, March 2021.
The IFPO continues to work closely with the Community FoodBank of NJ to bring tens of thousands of pounds of perishable and non-perishable food to the City of Orange and East Orange Township for their direct distribution to residents in need. Click here for additional information about area feeding programs during the Covid Crisis.
Podcast Feature: To learn more about food insecurity and IFPO's recent operations, click to listen to our pantry leader on the podcast
The Debrief, December 8th, titled "Our Hunger."
People Helped in 2020
Pantry visits in 2020
Pounds of fresh produce distributed
Food insecure people in NJ
The IFPO is an equal opportunity provider and a member of the MEND Hunger Relief Network of Essex County.
If you wish to take part in our services and need any type of visual or any other accommodation,
please contact us at IFPOranges@gmail.com or (973)-856-4000.
The IFPO prides itself on treating everyone who comes to us with dignity and respect.