A Message from
the Executive Director

May 2017

Isaiah G. Cooper

Message Archive:

Now Spring has really Sprung!

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.
We will be hosting a table on Keyport Community Day at Keyport Central School. (Saturday, May 6th 2017 from 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Drop by and say Hi!
And don't forget Mother's Day! May 14th!
Food drives - NBC, Stop & Shop, in conjunction with KMFP held a food drive on Saturday April 8th from 10:00a.m - 6:00pm. Our volunteers manned the stores in Keyport and Aberdeen. At Keyport we collected 1440 lbs. of food, $348 cash and $20 in gift cards. At Aberdeen we collected 1720 lbs. plus $335.00 and $45.00 gift cards. 
Check out all of our photos on Facebook.
Volunteers Nancy D’Amodio and  her mother, Peggy Sutter at  Keyport Stop & Shop 

Trustee Natalie S. Lawson and Jessica loading up the goods in Aberdeen

Trustee Bill Seaman and Registrar Maria S. Connors
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.
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. They are 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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