MORRIS PLAINS, NJ - The Interfaith Food Pantry and Resource Center (IFP) is now accepting donations of frozen turkeys, large chickens and hams, as well as side dishes such as stuffing, vegetables, and other items for their Thanksgiving Basket Program.  The IFP is also seeking supermarket gift cards and funds to purchase items in short supply. The Pantry will begin distributing food on November 1, and will continue through November 22nd.  In 2016, more than 1,600 families Morris County families were supplied with complete meals. 

In addition to turkey, chicken and ham, the pantry is in need of the following Thanksgiving items:

  • stuffing
  • turkey gravy
  • yams – canned or fresh
  • instant mashed potatoes
  • apple, cranberry, grape or other 100% juice
  • cranberry sauce
  • canned corn
  • Parmalat or powdered milk
  • regular tea bags & coffee
  • nuts, mini-marshmallows, pickles
  • cereal
  • salad dressing
  • roll or muffin mix
  • brownie mix or cake mix and icing
  • hearty and regular soups (low-salt if possible)
  • canned fruit
  • jello or pudding
  • canned pumpkin
  • potatoes, onions, yams, apples and oranges

Contact the IFP Office to schedule large drop offs.  Individual donations can be dropped off at the IFP Pantry and Resource Center at 2 Executive Drive, Morris Plains, NJ 07950, Monday – Thursday from 9:30am-4:30pm. Extended hours will be offered as the holiday draws closer.

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Morris County residents in need of assistance should call the Interfaith Food Pantry at 973-538-8049.