A Message from
the Executive Director

May 2016

Isaiah G. Cooper

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Freedom - comes with a price - let’s not forget to say Thank You to all our Veterans and their families on Memorial Day. We owe them our utmost respect and gratitude for all the sacrifices they made so that we can live in a free country. We also need to remember and say Thank You to all the service men and women that are currently serving throughout the world and hope that they will be home soon.
Food Donations – On May 14th, support the National Association of Letter Carrier's Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive.  
See also 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.
Community Church of Keyport - It bears mentioning that this sustaining member of the collation of churches that are responsible for this food pantry and the grounds we built it on is celebrating their 169th Anniversary of service to the community! May God continue to bless you and keep you. Visit them on the web.
Other items of interest - We will be hosting a table on Keyport Community Day at Keyport Central School. (Saturday, May 14th 2016 from 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
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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