A Message from
the Executive Director

June 2016

Isaiah G. Cooper

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Flag Day - June 14th is Flag Day - Honor and remember all the men and women that gave of themselves and those that are currently serving our country so that we are able to display our flag with pride in a free country.
Summer Volunteers - School will be out soon. If you are a parent looking for a purposeful activity for your child this summer, how about allowing them to volunteer at the pantry? Some lifting might be required. Our young volunteers are able to see first hand and learn what hunger is all about. They not only helped us but they also served the community. Volunteers must be 15 years of age or older. A parental consent form is necessary if under 18. Please contact us during our hours of operation. 
USPS Food Drive - KMFP benefitted from the National Association of Letter Carrier's Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive held on May 14th. A special Thank You to all the postal employees and to all the residents that contributed goods.
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.
Look who stopped by - On May 14th at Keyport Community Day
L-R, Hon. Harry Aumack Mayor -2nd Asst Fire Chief Dan Fox -Isaiah G. Cooper
Mayor Aumack, Cheif Fox, Ex. Dir. Cooper
The 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. The Foodbank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties personnel are available on a monthly basis to assist persons who would like to apply. Foodbank personnel are available in Keyport at the Community Church – Fellowship Hall (adjacent to the Food Pantry in the same building).
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. 
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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