A Message from
the Executive Director
 February 2013

Isaiah G. Cooper

Message Archive:
Happy Valentine’s Day! 

2013 New Building Project – Bids have been made available to start work on the new building.  To date the bids have been coming in and we anticipate receiving all sealed bids by 26 February 2013. 

The bids will be received ,screened and awarded thereafter. In the meantime,we wish to thank everyone who helped  during “Sandy.the hurricane and of course the holidays”.

As we go forth,we need your continued support and assistance to help those needy amonst us and the need to build and furish the new building.
New Trustees - On behalf of the KMFP Board of Trustees I would like to welcome Byron Shafer and Jack Hicks to the board as trustees.

Byron is our e-business consultant and has been doing a great job for the KMFP for many years. He brings a wealth of knowledge to the board and we are glad that he is part of our team. He is currently managing our “Pathway to Success” fundraiser for our New Building Project. Byron is a Deacon at Second Baptist Church in Keyport.

Jack, a Keyport native and a past member of the Keyport Fire Department is providing valuable assistance on the building committee as we realize the construction of our new building. Jack is a member of Bayshore Christian Fellowship that meets in Keyport.

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
for those interested in applying as follows:
Thursday February 7 – 9:30AM -2:30PM
Thursday February 21 – 9:30AM – 2:00 PM
The Spanish American Club
43 E. Front Street, Keyport, 07735

Keyport Spanish American Club

Need Information on specifics? - Feel free to contact us during our hours of operation, Tuesdays & Thursdays – 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM (732) 888-1986
  • Financial Donations (Food/New Building Project) – Isaiah Cooper, Executive Director
  • Food Donations and Volunteers – Sherry Hill, Associate Director
  • Inquiries about the assistance we provide Maria Connors, Registrar/Admin Asst. or Mary Matos, Assistant Registrar

The KMFP Staff and Volunteers continue to be forever grateful for all your support and donations.


Isaiah G. Cooper

Executive Director
Keyport Ministerium Food Pantry, Inc.
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