View of the Fellowship Hall in preparation for the Groundbreaking Ceremony.
KEYPORT MINISTERIUM FOOD PANTRY (KMFP)
THE KEYPORT FOOD PANTRY CELEBRATED ITS OFFFICIAL OPENING WITH A RIBBON-CUTTING CEREMONY HERE ON SATURDAY, JANUARY 24TH AT 10 A.M.
Our ribbon-cutting ceremony:
Congressman Frank Pallone, Freeholders John Curley and Deputy Director Serena DiMaso were in attendance, as were Harry Aumack, mayor of Keyport, and town council officials. Carlos Rodriguez, Executive Director of the Monmouth/Ocean Foodbank and Isaiah Cooper, Executive Director of the Food Pantry joined Pastor Dawn, Congressman Pallone and building project director Kevin Kernahan as speakers. Pastor Dawn and Rev. Matt Thiringer, president of the Keyport Food Pantry Board of Trustees, led the ribbon-cutting. Trustees and staff of the Bayshore Lunch Program served refreshments. We thank Wegmans for their generous donation of sandwiches.
You can see pictures from both the Groundbreaking and Ribbon-cutting ceremonies on our Photo Gallery pages (see left.)
The Community Church of Keyport is a strong supporter of the Keyport Ministerium Food Pantry. The Keyport Ministerium Food Pantry has existed in the Keyport community since 1983. It has been housed in various area churches over the past 30 years. The pantry operates on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Our church regularly makes financial donations to the pantry for the purchase of needed food. We collect food, plastic bags, and loose change in church each Sunday. We organize and support special fundraisers, such as concerts, for the benefit of the food pantry. We have a special garden on our property known as the Waldo A. Roa Community Garden which is planted and harvested each year with fresh vegetables for the food pantry.
It is a mission of the Community Church of Keyport to be a church which feeds people: body and soul.