*** COVID 19 UPDATE ***** 06.01.2020
The physical pantry is closed until further notice, due to the COVID-19 crisis, as the Church that hosts us is closed.
IFPO leaders are working closely with officials in Orange and East Orange, as well as with the Community Food Bank of NJ to get massive food deliveries to township-run distribution sites. Please see our emergency response page , the IFPO Blog or our Facebook page for more details on our efforts. Very limited volunteer slots are available at our temporary warehouse. You can email us at for information.
INTERESTED IN BRINGING A GROUP?
* At this time we are temporarily not accepting or scheduling new volunteer groups until the Coronavirus threat has passed.
Please reach out to our volunteer coordinator at IFPOranges@gmail.com
We can accommodate groups of up to 15-20. Advance arrangements must be made, given demand. Groups are strongly encouraged to also bring a donation of food, diapers, feminine hygiene products or make a monetary donation. Dates, group details and donation suggestions should all be discussed with the Volunteer Coordinator.
If you would like to volunteer, contact
ORGANIZE A FOOD DRIVE
Teens are welcome to join us over school vacations during regular Wednesday morning pantry hours and earn community service hours too!
The Teen Board consists of students in grades 9-12, from various high schools, towns and religious organizations. Teen Board members develop leadership
skills by organizing and staffing fundraisers and food drives. These events are held on weekends or after school hours.
If you are interested in joining the Teen Board, email IFPOranges@gmail.com.
For more information about upcoming Teen Board events click here
ORGANIZE A FOOD DRIVE
Your school, organization, team or scout troop can hold a Food Drive to benefit the Interfaith Food Pantry of the Oranges. Click for a current list of our Pantry Needs.
Looking for a fun, alternative gift-giving idea for an upcoming birthday or mitzvah-- why not consider asking guests to bring canned food, toiletries or diapers?
Is your group up for a challenge? Try
IFPO's 1,000 Can Challenge
You select the length of time- a week, a month-- and strive to collect and sort 1,000 cans of food or diapers for IFPO.
Contact us for more info on unique "food-raisers"!