Notes From the Pantry

“We’ve Got Your Back”

While kids of all ages are winding down the school year, we are gearing up to get them ready for the next school year with the launch of our 2018 “We’ve Got Your Back” backpack and school supply program. Last year, with your help, we distributed more than 600 backpacks and needed supplies supplies to kids ranging in age from pre-Kindergarten through High School.

Current IFP Clients will be able to enroll in the program beginning June 1, and we will be distributing the supplies on August 9th so we can accomodate all the requests before school starts.   Our goal is to have most of our supplies in by late July. Any help is appreciated. If your company, house of worship, youth group, civic group or club can help with a collection, please contact our office at 973-538-8049. Below is a list of most needed items, or you can simply download and customize this 2018 Flyer to distribute or post:

Backpacks (assorted sizes)*
3-ring binders
Pocket Folders*
Filler Paper (college and wide ruled)*
Composition Notebooks*
Subject Dividers
Index Cards
Pencil Sharpeners
Erasers (large pink)
Pens (blue/black)
Crayons (24 pk)
Colored Pencils (12 pk)*
Safety Scissors

*Most needed items