A Message from
the Executive Director

August 2014

Isaiah G. Cooper

Message Archive:
As we finalize the new building, the fall creates a challenge:
  • Back to School
  • Thanksgiving
  • Christmas
  • Coat Drive –the Move
Food Supplies are low! - With our children returning to school, the drains 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)

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
As always, a BIG thank you to all our great supporters from the KMFP Staff and Volunteers.

Isaiah G. Cooper
Executive Director
Keyport Ministerium Food Pantry, Inc.
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