*** COVID 19 UPDATE  *****                          03.16.2020

After deep and thoughtful consideration, the pantry will be closed on until further notice, due to the COVID-19 crisis. The Church that hosts us is closed until further notice. We have spoken with the Church and local officials and are listening to government and CDC recommendations about public gatherings, and given these factors, along with the large number of elderly clients, clients with diabetes and other underlying medical conditions, we sadly must close. Please check our homepage or our Facebook page for updates in the coming weeks, and see our emergency response page for more details. 


* 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 



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


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"!

** First-Time Volunteers: Before arriving at Pantry, please register here and review volunteer liability waiver

Curious what it is like to volunteer at IFPO?

Read IFPO's Guide for New Volunteers

Read Volunteer Reflections written by students after volunteering at IFPO.

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Contact us:


P.O. Box 341

Short Hills, NJ  07078

Find us: 

Pantry Location:

105 Main Street, Orange, NJ 07050