Helping to meet essential human needs of food-insecure residents of Orange and East Orange, NJ, with dignity and respect
A proud member of the MEND network of food pantries
GHG.P distributes to IFPO clients
Girls Helping Girls. Period partners with IFPO

One in four women has struggled to purchase period products in the past year due to lack of income.

One in four low-income women reports having to use a substitute, like toilet paper or a sock.

One in five low-income women reports missing work or school due to lack of proper menstrual supplies.

More than one-third of low-income women has had to wear a period product for longer than its recommended use. These actions are unsafe and can lead to dangerous infections. 

The Interfaith Food Pantry of the Oranges is pleased to announce a formal partnership with Girls Helping Girls. Period. , an organization that has offered menstrual products to our clients in the past. Under this new arrangement GHGP has committed to financial support of a program that will offer IFPO clients feminine hygiene products on a monthly basis, ensuring that none ever has to go without these basic necessities. IFPO is participating in Community FoodBank of New Jersey’s Period Initiative and is receiving feminine napkins for a portion of our clients. With this major support from GHGP, all of our clients will receive feminine napkins and we will be able to treat each of our clients with dignity and respect. We are grateful to GHGP and CFB for enabling us to be able to offer these essential products. 

unloading the truck 3.9
Tuesday Volunteers Needed:
Oct. 16 from 1:30 - 3:30

We need strong volunteers to help us unload over 7,000 pounds of food from the Community FoodBank. Volunteers are also needed to move diapers and other products into our storage spaces within the Church.

Regular Location: Church of the Epiphany and Christ Church, 105 Main Street, Orange.
Food and other donations stock IFPO shelves and pantries
The IFPO is very grateful to have been the recipient of food and other donations that packed our pantries and storage rooms recently, and provided wonderful products to our clients.
High Holiday food drives at our partners Congregation Beth El , Congregation B'nai Jeshurun , Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel , as well as those from Kol Rina and B'nai Shalom, yielded a fantastic bounty of much needed canned and other goods. Donations from a South Orange block party provided bags of peanut butter and tuna fish! We're also grateful to now receive a monthly distribution of Goya products through our partnership with Catholic Charities.
SheSpeaks provided several pallets of toiletries and other products for the IFPO, for which we are truly grateful. We've accelerated this month's toiletry day to move these products out to our clients as we begin to prepare for the upcoming holiday distributions.
Teen Board collects for MEND
Teen Board members in action
Our Teen Board collected food and funds on behalf of MEND recently. This effort was a continuation of September's Hunger Action Month – a month where people all over America stand together to fight hunger. Thanks to all the patrons of Kings Short Hills who supported this effort.
Our diaper program distributed almost 13,000 diapers (as well as wipes and diaper cream) to 257 babies last month. We have a constant need for diapers, so we are always grateful for additional support for this program. Thank you to the JCC of Metrowest who recently held another Diaper Drive on our behalf, helping to keep our youngest clients healthy and dry.
diaper client
One of our newest diaper clients
We post tons of pictures on Facebook after each pantry date. Follow us there to see all the great weekly happenings!