A Message from
the Executive Director

September 2013

Isaiah G. Cooper

Message Archive:
            End of Summer, Back to School This Week!

Food Supplies are low! - With our children returning to school, the drain on our food supplies are high. While our volunteers are busy with the returning to school, preparation for the new building and the oncoming holidays - we are always on the lookout for more and better food supplies to support our communities. All donations, big or small are truly appreciated, every little bit helps. We cannot do it without you. Visit our How You Can Help page for more details.
 
The new school year – is here!  We will begin distributing school supplies soon for the new school year. Supplies are packaged and distributed (as available) throughout the month of September. We thank everyone who donated supplies for our client’s children this year. We have/and still need, Back Packs, Pencil Sharpeners, Pencils, Pens, Highlighters, Markers, Loose Leaf Paper, Crayons, Rulers, Notebooks, Binders, and Calculators. It's not too late! Donations can still be dropped off at the pantry during our hours of operation (Tuesdays & Thursdays – 9:30 to 11:30 AM) or call and we will have a volunteer available to receive them)
Summer Interns - Our returning volunteers, Jake, Holly, Grace and Mary were very helpful in distributing food, books,videos. From all of us at the KMFP, Thank You and Have a Great School Year!
  –  Save the Date –

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013 - Boscov's department stores are helping local non-profit agencies and organizations through their Friends Helping Friends 25% OFF Shopping Pass Event. KMFP is a registered participating organization and will benefit from the sale of tickets. Visit our Facebook event page and let us know if you are going! The cost of the shopping pass is $5.00
Friends Helping Friends is a day to enjoy great shopping, super savings, refreshments, door prizes and the chance for people to support their favorite non-profit organization.  Shopping passes to Friends Helping Friends will be available only from participating non-profit organizations. 100% of the shopping pass money will go to the selling organization.

  If you would like to purchase or help us sell tickets please call Isaiah Cooper on 732-888-1986.  If no one is available please leave your name, contact number and a brief message stating you are interested in obtaining tickets.

Thank you in advance for your support!
 
New Building Project Annual Appeal and Pathway to Success donations continue to come in. We are eternally grateful for all the donations we have received thus far. Please continue to spread the word YOU are our voice!

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.

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 September
 
Keyport Spanish American Club

In ending this message please accept our personal “Thank You” from the KMFP Volunteers for your generosity and all your support of our ongoing efforts. 

If you have any questions, comments, etc. please feel free to contact us. 









Isaiah G. Cooper
Executive Director

Keyport Ministerium Food Pantry, Inc.
 
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