The Interfaith Food Pantry supports families in the Morris County, New Jersey area that have limited financial resources. The pantry provides fresh food as well as an education on the value of a healthy meal. The food provided is a mix of non-perishables as well as freshly grown fruits and vegetables that come from the garden that is on site.
I have been volunteering at the pantry since 2017, I admire and appreciate what this charity does for its patrons. My job is to guide clients through the pantry, which is set up similarly to a supermarket. According to each client’s family size, they are allowed to receive a certain amount of groceries that can help feed their family each month. What the pantry provides is a supplement to stretch their budget for food which is often not adequate enough for their needs.
It is a humbling experience, seeing into the lives of people who are less fortunate, and being able to make a change in our world.
I leave the pantry feeling both melancholy and uplifted. I enjoy spending my time at the pantry interacting with the adults and the small children that accompany them. Although the families are going through hard times, the children’s attitudes never reflect that. They are always cheerful and a joy to be around.
My goal with this project is to keep the children of the families smiling and warm during this holiday season. As the winter season is beginning, coats and other winter gear are difficult to come by and are a basic necessity that the families aren’t able to afford. Every donation makes a difference. I am here to do the work for you and support families in need. Help me make a change!