The Food Pantry needs 60+ volunteers on Wednesday mornings (except the first Wednesday of the month) between 8:15 a.m. and noon. Students age 10 and up are welcome to volunteer with us and must be accompanied by an adult.


Volunteers are needed to escort the clients through our client choice stations and help them make their selections. It is an excellent way to connect with clients. Volunteers also stock and staff our client choice stations, organize and restock shelves, package donated baked goods from local bakeries, take monthly inventory, unload vehicles, and check-in clients.

Volunteers are needed on Tuesdays to pick donations from local bakeries.

We have occasional need for volunteers on weekends for events or before Thanksgiving. These events will be listed in our newsletter or on our Facebook page.

---The IFPO will again field a team for Rotary's End Hunger 3.6 at the Simon Forum of Drew University Madison on Saturday March 7, 2020. Watch our Facebook page for registration information. 


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 


Additional/special volunteer opportunities can be found on our Facebook page as well as by subscribing to our Newsletter by sending an email request to ifporanges@gmail.com.



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