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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, West Orange & East Orange, NJ, with dignity and respect.

Location & Hours

Pantry Location:  357 S Jefferson Street, Orange

Bus Stops:          #41, 73 and 92. 

Distribution Hours: Wednesdays 9:00AM to 12:00 PM, except the first Wednesday of the month we are closed.

Winter Weather Policy: If City of Orange schools close due to snow or ice, the IFPO will also close. Check back on this page for updates if the weather is bad.

Client Services

 

 Upcoming Food Distribution Dates:

  Wednesdays:  January 18th and 25th, Feb 8th, 15th, 22nd

  Hours: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

* First-time visitors will receive a bag of non-perishable food and can request an appointment to register as a client.

For assistance at other times or to find a pantry near you, please try the following: 

  • Text "FindFood" or "Comida" to 908-224-7776, or 

  • Click here to find a local MEND pantry in Essex County. 

  • Information about other programs and services may also be found on our Facebook page.

Volunteers & Supporters

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21,000

Pantry Visits in 2022 

20% increase from 2021

70,000

People cumulatively assisted 2022

180,000+

Pounds of Fresh Produce Distributed

410,000

Diapers Distributed

IFPO leaders continue to work tirelessly and extensively to serve our neighbors during these challenges times. The IFPO distributes food and essential items to clients on Wednesday mornings. In October 2021, we were regularly assisting more than 475 clients per week on site. By June 2022, that number rose to 550 weekly.

For more information on volunteering, click here.

 

Throughout 2022, the IFPO had more than 21,000 pantry visits, a 20% increase over 2021 and an astonishing 75% increase over pre-Covid levels in 2019, when the IFPO had 12,000 pantry visits.

 

The IFPO also works closely with the Community FoodBank of NJ 

to ensure that additional food is available each week in Orange and East Orange for their direct distribution to residents in need. Through this partnership, in addition to hearty produce boxes, Orange received nearly 13,000 pounds of food and East Orange more than 8,000 pounds of food just in December 2022.

To learn more about our efforts follow us on Facebook for regular updates

 

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.

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