A Message from
the Executive Director

April 2014

Isaiah G. Cooper

Message Archive:
Spring has Sprung! Happy Easter! Happy Passover!

2014 National Volunteer Week
April 13 - April 19 - I would like to take this opportunity to publicly say “Thank You” to all our Keyport Ministerium Food Pantry Volunteers for their services.  The KMFP Volunteers are special people who receive no compensation for their services but just hearing the words “Thank You for what you do” is one of the greatest ‘paycheck’ any of us can receive.  If you know someone who volunteers their services in any way take a moment and recognize them, they will truly appreciate it.

New Building Project Annual Appeal
and Pathway to Success – responses continue to come in on a regular basis. We are eternally grateful for all the donations we have received to date.
Changing of the Guard
We bid farewell to long
Tom Baldino.
Thanks for all you have
contributed Tom and we
wish you the best in your
new role at the Community
Church of Keyport.

Meanwhile we welcome

our newest Trustee,
Angel Cordero.
Angel is the manager at the local Stop & Shop grocerystore, a local business that has been a strong supporter of the pantry over the past several years.
Construction Progress - Here is a look at the latest from the construction site. The roof is going on and it won't be long before we are putting in our Pathway to Success!
Food Donations – continue to come in everyday and we are truly grateful for everything we receive. We are so lucky to have people that know us and know that we do all that we can to make sure no man, woman or child goes hungry. Visit our How You Can Help section of our website for a printable list of items that are always needed. If you have specific questions about food donations please contact Associate Director Sherry Hill during our hours of operation.
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 this month.

Keyport Spanish American Club

In The News -
 This section is updated periodically with articles and news of what some of our supporters have done to help our organization.  I ask that you take a moment and read them.
As always, to ALL our supporters - Thank You for your ongoing friendship, belief in our organization and all your donations. We cannot do it without YOU.

Isaiah G. Cooper

Executive Director

Keyport Ministerium Food Pantry, Inc.
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