A Message from
the Executive Director

January 2014

Isaiah G. Cooper

Message Archive:
Happy New Year! We hope that you and your families enjoyed the holidays. We are eternally grateful to each and every one of you that donated holiday food and other items. Your generosity assisted us in making the Holiday Season a little brighter for a large number of the families we serve. A “Very Special Thank You” – to all our Christmas Sponsors. Christmas was a little merrier and brighter for a number of our families because of you.
 
“Thank You” – to St. Mary the Virgin Episcopal Church of Keyport for allowing us to use their halls. We used St. Mary’s hall to distribute the Thanksgiving Dinners Church’s hall to distribute the Christmas gifts and dinners. As always the KMFP Volunteers and others that offered their time as well, worked hard to make sure these two events ran smoothly and in an orderly fashion. We would also like to say “Thank You” to KMFP Trustee Dick Currier who donated several Christmas Trees again this year to distribute on the day we were distributing the Christmas gifts and several of our clients were able to benefit from this beautiful donation.
  
The KMFP was selected as the Pro Bono Partnership’s Project of the Year for the service provided by Volunteer Attorneys Serving Nonprofits. Learn more about the organization here: Probonopartner.org/

The New Building -
is going up and we are looking forward to serving you in the new location, with better and improved services. 
 
Foundation is in!
 
Heavy Machinery
 
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) formerly known as the Food Stamp Program is of great assistance to many people who are struggling financially and need assistance in purchasing food. Foodbank personnel are available at different locations on a monthly basis throughout Monmouth and Ocean Counties to assist persons who would like to apply.  For further information contact the Foodbank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties – (732) 918-2600 ext. 234.  If you know of someone that needs assistance in applying please provide this information to them. Spanish speaking personnel available. See also: USDA Food and Nutrition web site.

Foodbank personnel will be available in Keyport at the

Spanish American Club
43 E. Front Street, Keyport NJ, 07735
Please call the food pantry to confirm dates & Times for December
 
Keyport Spanish American Club
 
Finally, the KMFP Staff and Volunteers - would like to wish you and your families a New Year filled with Health, Happiness and Prosperity.









Isaiah G. Cooper
Executive Director

Keyport Ministerium Food Pantry, Inc.
 
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