VTSeva Parsippany donates over 1,250 lbs. of food to Interfaith Food Pantry

PARSIPPANY — VTSeva Parsippany held its second annual food drive from November 17 to December 7. This year the group raised a total of 1,250 pounds of quality food items.

The team delivered the food to Interfaith Food Pantry on December 8 and Carolyn Lake, Director of Community Relations and Development conducted a tour of the facility.

Middle school and high school children from Mazdabrook Preserve went throughout the community distributing flyers and collecting donations for the annual food drive. The impact in raising awareness in the community, helped some people responding very positively.

Mazdabrook Commons community also did active campaigning for the food drive and some people became involved in VTSeva this year.

The group had excellent participation from Baldwin Manor Apartments and Vail Garden Apartments who were more than happy to contribute to the food drive.

Few members from Isckon NJ community, a small groups from Montville, Paramus and Clifton participated very enthusiastically in contributing towards this year’s food drive.

With team work and the efforts of sincere, dedicated volunteers they were able raise almost twice the amount of food as the group did last year.

In this holiday season which is the season of giving, we hope that with our team effort we made a small difference in the lives of few homeless families of Morris County.

VTSeva Parsippany also did a cancer walkathon in August and the proceeds were doanted to St. Clares Foundation, Denville. Our fundraisers are mainly driven by youth and individuals in community service. Presidential awards from US Presidents office are awarded for those students who complete 100 hours of service. We encourage students in middle school, high schoolers or any individual interested in participating in community services to contact us at vtsevaparsippany@gmail.com or call us at (862) 571-9518.

VTseva does several community service activities under the guidance of the founder HH Sri Sri Chinna Jeeyar Swami. VTSeva has different branches nationwide who do holiday food drives, toy drives, environment protection programs and walkathons throughout the year. You can Find the group on Facebook by clicking here or visit www.vtsworld.org to learn more about the organization.

VTSeva Parsippany sincerely thanks the participants and the donors for their support.

The many volunteers of VTSeva Parsippany gathering the food to bring to Interfaith Food Pantry
Volunteers from VTSeva Parsippany delivering the food to Interfaith Food Pantry.

The Interfaith Food Pantry is a community of neighbors helping neighbors committed to ending hunger and supporting self-sufficiency. Through their community partners they provide food, education and resources to inspire confidence and hope to Morris County families in need.

The Interfaith Food Pantry, established in 1994, was formed when a group from local houses of worship decided to address the growing issue of hunger by consolidating their food assistance programs.

There was a growing awareness that there were many families, especially senior citizens, who needed assistance in securing food and for longer periods of time than was currently offered. It was also noted that a centralized location was necessary, since many of those in need did not have transportation.

The group decided to consolidate their programs and work together out of one central distribution center in Morristown. They then reached out to seek the community’s help in maintaining and staffing the project.
The Interfaith Food Pantry is a non-denominational, non-profit 501 (C) (3) organization helping families make ends meet by supplementing their monthly groceries in times of need.

The Interfaith Food Pantry provides food and groceries to eligible Morris County residents. Applications are taken and food is given to anyone in need.

Groceries are collected from a variety of sources:

  • Individuals and Families
  • Community Service Programs
  • Houses of Worship, Businesses and Schools
  • Local Groups and Organizations

The Interfaith Food Pantry purchases food whenever donations run low in order to maintain our goal of providing reliable assistance to the community.

The Pantry is currently distributing more than 15,000 lbs of food to 325 families each week! The Pantry’s clients are primarily senior citizens living on fixed incomes and low-income working families in Morris County.

For more information on The Interfaith Food Pantry, click here.