For over 25 years, the Interfaith Food Pantry Network has been a leader in the fight against hunger throughout Morris County. It was founded by volunteers of four area houses of worship: Notre Dame of Mt Carmel, Cedar Knolls, First Baptist Church of Morristown, Assumption Church, Morristown and St. Margaret’s Church Morristown.
The Pantry relies heavily on volunteers such as our church to support their work. Each year they acknowledge the most generous individuals, companies and organizations that support their mission, with an artistic representation. The Annual Giving Tree graces the walls of the lobby. For the very first time, Morristown United Methodist church was recognized with a leaf on the tree in recognition of our 2021 donation of over 1000lbs of food!
A group consisting of Regina Heater, Sue Earls, Dave White, Carol Ferraro and Pastor Luana represented our congregation at the Open House that was held on March 18th. Photo ops, refreshments and tours were available to all who attended. We learned The Pantry will soon begin a renovation that will greatly expand its operation. When that is completed at the end of the year, we will be able to schedule a tour for all members who would like to see the impact of your generosity.
Having achieved so much in 2021, we’re looking ahead and have set a goal of 2500 lbs for 2022. (This will get us a different type of leaf on the Giving Tree.) We’ve already gotten off to a great start toward this goal with our Souper Bowl of Caring donation total of 255 lbs. Our next challenge is for Easter—we’re collecting reusable grocery bag “Easter baskets”.
THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU for your generosity and support of this most important mission.