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.
Are you seeking food assistance?
The IFPO serves registered clients on Wednesday mornings, except the first Wednesday of the month. The pantry is currently located at 357 S Jefferson Street, Orange.
Nearby Bus Stop on the #41, 73 and 92.
*Upcoming Food Distribution Dates:
Wednesdays: September 21, 28, October 12, 19 & 26
9:00 AM - 11:45 AM
* If you are not a registered client, but are in need of services and live in Orange, East Orange or West Orange, please email IFPOranges@gmail.com or call 973-856-4000 for an appointment. los hispanohablantes llaman 908-280-9160, or 908-643-7425. Apèl kreyòl ayisyen 973-963-9133.
* For emergency assistance at other times, or to find a more convenient food pantry:
Visit the Community Food Bank of NJ's Food Finder webpage for a pantry near you
Text "FindFood" or "Comida" to 908-224-7776, or
click here to find a more convenient local MEND pantry.
Information about other programs and services may also be found on our Facebook page.
IFPO leaders are working with the City of Orange, East Orange Township and the Community FoodBank of NJ to get tens of thousands of pounds of food into the communities regularly. Click here for more information about emergency food programs and services. We are continually updating as we learn more.
Volunteers & Supporters
IFPO leaders continue to work tirelessly and extensively to serve our neighbors during these challenges times. We have secured warehouse space and continue to distribute food and essential items to clients on Wednesday mornings. In October 2021, we were regularly assisting more than 475 clients per week on site, in June 2022, that number has risen to 550 each week.
For more information on volunteering, click here.
The IFPO is working 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 daily updates on area feeding programs and other emergency services during the Covid Crisis.
To learn more about our efforts follow us on Facebook for regular updates
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 8, 2020, titled "Our Hunger."
People Helped in 2021
Pantry visits in 2021
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.