Help for the Holidays 

Hunger does not take a holiday. Over Thanksgiving, the IFPO provided turkey and trimmings to 550 families! We are gearing up to make a wonderful Christmas meal for 400 families. We need your help!


  The IFPO's December Volunteer Hours

  •  December 11th8:30 AM to Noon

        Walk-in volunteers welcome; registration not needed.

  • December 18th: 7:00 AM to 1:30 PM 

       This is our special Christmas distribution. 

       Pre-registration is required to volunteer. Age 12+

       Click here to register to volunteer on December 18th

  • Pantry will be closed December 25th and January 1st. We will reopen on January 8th.

Are You Celebrating Chanukah?

                            Donate Cooking Oil to the IFPO

Chanukah tells us of the miracle of the oil many years ago in a land far away. This Chanukah, you can create your own miracle of the oil for people right here in our own community. 


Cooking oil is  one of the most requested grocery items by our food-insecure clients, but not a commodity we often supply. We are looking to collect at least 250 plastic bottles of vegetable or canola oil (48 ounce size) for distribution to our clients during January.


Please consider donating a plastic bottle of oil, or make a donation to the IFPO to enable us to purchase oil on sale in bulk.  Checks to P.O. Box 341, Short Hills, NJ 07078, marked "oil drive" or click here to donate via PayPal. Tribute cards can be sent if you donate in honor of someone for a minimum donation of $18 for this event.

Collection of New Toys for Holidays
The IFPO is organizing a toy collection to offer to our clients on December 18th. The IFPO is seeking NEW, never used, small, unwrapped toys.


The IFPO is seeking only the following NEW TOYS

Click for complete details and drop locations. 

Top Requests are:

  • ​Large Trucks, Race Track Sets

  • Dolls: Many clients prefer dolls of color & Latina dolls

  • Sports Balls:  Soccer Balls & Basketballs

  • Arts & Crafts Set

  • Purse or Makeup Kit for teen girls

  • NBA or NFL Sweatshirts for teen boys- sized Men's Large or XL 

  • Baby/Toddler Toys: Stimulating toys that do not require batteries

Toys should be new-- never used-- unwrapped with a maximum value of $25 per item.  

Please no items that require batteries.


Toys should be received at the collection sites by

December 15th. Toys may NOT be brought to pantry!

No more toys will be accepted after December 15th

Amazon Registry Orders should be placed by December 11th to ensure timely delivery.

For complete information and collection locations, click here.

The IFPO is an all-volunteer organization. It takes a tremendous number of volunteers, sponsors and donors to help make the holidays special for our clients. Please click here to read our Post Thanksgiving Newsletter, which highlights some of the amazing partners who helped with the Thanksgiving distribution.

Support the IFPO Fundraising Campaign


There is still time to donate to the IFPO’s  fundraising campaign. 

Checks may be made payable to “Interfaith Food Pantry of the Oranges” and

mailed to P.O. Box 341, Short Hills, NJ 07078.  Note Thanks + Giving in the memo line.

Or you can donate online from the IFPO’s "Donate" webpage. 

                    The Interfaith Food Pantry of the Oranges is a recognized 501(c)3 charitable organization.

                    Donations are tax deductible to the full extent of the law.

Looking for other ways to help those in need over the holidays? Check out our suggestions here.

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Contact us:

P.O. Box 341

Short Hills, NJ  07078

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Pantry Location:

105 Main Street, Orange, NJ 07050