A Message from
the Executive Director

November 2014

Isaiah G. Cooper

Message Archive:
Thanksgiving Message…
We have just received our certificate of occupancy for the new building and expect to be relocated and fully operational by December 2nd. Thanksgiving Turkeys and 160 dinners have been distributed already from the new facility at 42 Elizabeth Street, as well as the Coats that were collected for this year's Coat Drive. 
On behalf of the member churches, board of trustees and volunteers of the Keyport Ministerium Food Pantry, we are pleased to announce that our new location has been completed and we are now in the process of relocating from 10 East Front Street to 42 Elizabeth Street. Thanks to all the patrons, and the community at large for helping to realize this dream!

 Our new Councilman, Executive Dir. Isaiah G. Cooper

Councilman Isaiah G. CooperBiography

Isaiah Cooper is a 24-year resident of Keyport and has volunteered for the Keyport Ministerium Food Pantry for over two decades. He proudly serves as the food pantry’s executive director and has tirelessly worked toward the construction of a new facility at the Community Church, to better serve the needs of the working poor throughout the Bayshore. He leads by example in his compassion and dedication to treating all people with dignity and respect.
Isaiah served in the U.S. Navy from 1958-1966 and was honorably discharged with the rank of SK3(SS). From 1966 to 2002 he worked in various capacities at Newark Airport ending his long career there in Material Management where he was responsible for safety and dangerous goods packing and shipping. He earned an Associates Degree at Essex County College and ultimately achieved a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Administration from Shaw University in Raleigh, NC.
Isaiah is currently an elected member of the Keyport Board of Education. Isaiah is a humble man who calmly speaks his mind and is always willing to help a neighbor in need. He is practical and hardworking, and committed to serving this community and helping it thrive.

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
In ending this message please accept our personal “Thank You” from the KMFP Volunteers for your generosity and all your support of our ongoing efforts.

If you have any questions, comments, etc. please feel free to contact us. 

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