Friday, May 10, 2013
The employees also donated 1,000 pounds of food to the Interfaith Food Pantry.
During tough economic times, those that are down on their luck often times find it hard to get food on the table. That's where the Interfaith Food Pantry comes in. The Interfaith Food Pantry is a non-denominational non-profit organization that provides food and groceries to Morris County families in need. Recently, Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) helped support the pantry with a $5,000 donation. Last year, the pantry fell on hard times because a 13 percent increase from May through July in demand for food staples had nearly stripped the pantry of supplies. But local companies are stepping up to help out. JCP&L employees held bake sales and luncheons, collected food items and donated cash during the recently completed 2013 "Harvest …
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
The M.c.M.A.T.C.H food drive ends Friday, and together six contestants, including Chatham Borough and Chatham Township, have raised over $5,000 in donated food.
Chatham Borough has taken a decisive lead in YouGiveGoods' latest food drive, thanks to anonymous donations totaling $3,500. YouGiveGoods' current drive pits Morris County municipalities against each other. Eighteen towns are divided into three divisions, based on population, with Chatham Borough and Chatham Township competing with: Since Chatham Patch last updated you on this story, an anonymous donor purchased seven boxes of food donations at $500 each on behalf of Chatham Borough. Because of these and other donations, the borough is within $150 of its fundraising goal of $4,000 in donated food. Chatham Township is in second place with $870 in donated goods. Both totals are since Sept. 1 and are current as of 9:45 p.m. Wednesday. Morris …
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Chatham Borough is in second place, with over $300 in goods to raise if they want to catch up with Chatham Township.
In YouGiveGoods' latest food drive, in which municipalities compete against each other, Chatham Township is firmly in the lead with $536 in goods raised since Sept. 1. Chatham Borough is in second place with $212 in donated goods raised. Both amounts are as of Wednesday. Eighteen Morris County municipalities are competing in the food drive in three separate divisions, based on population. Chatham Borough and Chatham Township are both in Division 2, along with: Goods donated from Division 2 towns will benefit the Interfaith Food Pantry and other local food pantries, whose donations tend to go down over the summer. Residents can purchase food online to donate to the contest, and YouGiveGoods will email a tax receipt. The winner of each …
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
'McMatch' encourages Morris municipalities to conduct food drives Sept. 1 through 24.
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Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Morris County is partnering with several nonprofit agencies in launching a new initiative aimed at helping local food pantries meet the needs of Morris County families at risk of hunger. The initiative, "Morris County Municipal Action to Curb Hunger" or McMatch, is a contest that encourages Morris County municipal governments to conduct food drives between Sept. 1 and 24 to support local pantries, with the Interfaith Food Pantry serving as the default recipient. Frank Pinto, director of the Morris County Department of Human Services, said each municipality has been assigned to a division based on its population. Towns that collect the most food in their divisions will be recognized at the Human Services Public Officials Forum in September…
Friday, May 18, 2012
Over 2,800 pounds of food were collected in the Chathams for Stamp Out Hunger.
Chathamites showed their generosity on Saturday when they laid out bags of food for the Interfaith Food Pantry and Resource Center in Morris Plains. The donations were part of the 20th annual Stamp Out Hunger event on Saturday, May 12. Postal workers collected the bags and stored them in the annex of the Chatham Post Office. From there, Kiwanians, Key Clubbers and volunteers from the Morris County Youth Shelter transported the bags to the Interfaith Food Pantry. It took four days for volunteers to deliver all the food. When they were done, they had taken 2,882 pounds of food, almost 1.5 tons, from Chatham residents to the pantry. According to Kiwanian Ron Whalin, "this is about 300 pounds more than last year." Donations from the Chathams …
Friday, May 11, 2012
Stamp Out Hunger, in its 20th year, feeds hungry people in Morris County.
You know that bag of food you’ve been meaning to drop off at the local food pantry? This Saturday, your mail carrier will do the work for you. May 12 marks the 20th annual Stamp Out Hunger, and it couldn’t be easier to participate. Simply put a bag of nonperishable food out with your mail. Local postal workers will collect it on his or her route and deliver it to the Interfaith Food Pantry and Resource Center in Morris Plains. Postal workers in Chatham Borough will take the food to the annex of the Chatham Post Office. Volunteers from the Kiwanis Club of the Chathams and the Morris County Youth Shelter will transport the food to the Interfaith Food Pantry, according to Kiwanian Ron Whalin. Donations tend to drop during the summer, and …
Friday, June 24, 2011
Company gave support to United Way Day of Action
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Friday, June 24, 2011
United Way has released an announcement about a group of JCP&L employees who took part in the fourth annual United Way Day of Action. Here's what it said: More than two dozen Jersey Central Power and Light volunteers fanned out across Morris, Sussex and Warren counties last week, answering a call by United Way of Northern New Jersey to get involved in improving our local communities during the fourth annual United Way Day of Action, a nationwide day of service campaign. In conjunction with the Summer Solstice on June 21st, United Way annually raises awareness about struggling families and asks area residents in our five counties – Morris, North Essex, Somerset, Sussex and Warren -- to use the longest day of the year to lead by example and …
Monday, March 7, 2011
These Brownies made a special visit to the Interfaith Food Pantry in Morristown.
Brownie Troop 4055 of Chatham Township decided to donate their 47 pounds of Girl Scout cookies to families in need this year at the Interfaith Food Pantry in Morristown. When the girls take orders for cookies, there is a choice for their customers to purchase cookies to be donated. This year, these girls decided that everyone, including families in need, should be able to have a special treat this spring. Doug McMahon, the volunteer coordinator for the Interfaith Food Pantry, led the girls on their tour through the Pantry. They started in the sorting room where the food is brought in and sorted into categories, such as drinks, snacks, breakfast, and side dishes. There is a bin for the “when in doubt, throw it out” food, which usually …