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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

The IFPO is located at 357 S Jefferson Street, Orange, nearby bus stops on the #41, 73 and 92.  

The IFPO serves registered clients on Wednesday mornings, except the first Wednesday of the month.

 

*Upcoming Food Distribution Dates:

Wednesdays:  December 14th and 21st, January 14th

 Hours: 9:00 AM - 11:45 AM

* IFPO will be closed December 28th and January 4th, reopening on January 14th.

* Due to capacity limits, the IFPO is not currently accepting new clients. For assistance, please try the following: 

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

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."

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70,000

650,000

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.