MORRISTOWN, NJ - There are only seven more days to participate in the "Pantry Apple Program" sponsored by The Interfaith Food Pantry and Kings Food Markets aimed at assisting the pantry's efforts to end hunger in Morris County.
“The Pantry Apple Program not only raises important funds but also helps create awareness of the issue of hunger that exists right here in our own communities," said Rosemary Gilmartin, the IFP Executive Director. "Many people don’t realize that in 2016, nearly 10,000 people relied on the IFP for assistance. They are low-income workers, seniors living on fixed incomes, people with disabilities and others in financial crisis, who struggle to make ends meet.”
Running through Friday July 7, customers can purchase $1 or $5 paper apples with the proceeds being donated to the Interfaith Food Pantry. Kings has been the IFP’s primary partner in the program and over the past fourteen years has raised over $136,000 in donations to support the IFP’s efforts.
“I am so thankful for their enthusiasm and the hard work they put into selling these apples, it truly is a team effort", continued Gilmartin. "We also are grateful for the generosity of the Kings customers who truly care about the issue of hunger.”