IFPO Thankful for Your Support During Our Record-Setting 2017
As 2018 begins, we are so thankful for all the incredible support that the IFPO received this past year. Assuring that so many of our food-insecure neighbors had an easier week would not have been possible without each and every one of you volunteering your time, contributing to food and toy drives, providing goods, offering physical help and granting us financial support. We are so incredibly grateful.
We were able to provide food, personal hygiene products, toiletries, winter coats, hats and gloves, medical screenings and more to an amazing 29,680 residents of Orange and East Orange this past year.
In total, we served 1,625 seniors, 12,830 children and 15,225 adults. Fully 43% of the clients we serve are children. There were 9,300 total visits.
Holiday Distribution 2017
We are thrilled to have been able to furnish groceries, the "fixings" for a holiday meal as well as hams or tilapia to 385 members of the Orange and East Orange communities at our Dec. 20 Holiday distribution. It was a spectacular morning, as told by a client in an email IFPO received that night that gladdened all our hearts:
"I HAVE BEEN COMING TO THE INTERFAITH FOOD PANTRY OF THE ORANGES ,FOR TWO YEARS NOW, AND I WANT TO SAY THANK YOU, THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART..TO ...ALL THE WONDERFUL STAFF ...YOU ALL ROCK...YOU ARE ALL SO WONDERFUL AN YOU ALL SHOULD GET A HIGH FIVE FOR THE EXCELLENT WORK YOU ALL DO FOR THE CITIZENS OF THE ORANGES...I AS A CLIENT I AM SO VERY VERY GRATEFUL FOR ALL THE LOVE AND SUPPORT YOU ALL SHARE WITH ME AN EVERY ONE ELSE WHO COMES TO THE INTERFAITH FOOD PANTRY...I LOVE YOU ALL AN THANK YOU AGAIN FOR DOING WHAT YOU ALL DO FOR FAMILIES LIKE MINES".
This distribution would not have been possible without the massive volunteer effort on that day, and the very generous support of our many donors, as well as our Holiday Sponsors, to whom we are so grateful.
Click here to see our Holiday Newsletter and learn more about our supporters and see photos of the holiday distribution.