17th Annual Humanitarian Gala
Thanks to all of our supporters who helped to make our 17th Annual Gala a great success!
Save the date for the 18th Annual Gala ~ Saturday, April 26, 2014!
Congratulations To The Winners Of Our Holiday Hunger Challenge
Superstorm Sandy couldn’t stop thousands of students across Monmouth and Ocean Counties from meeting the challenge to feed their neighbors in need during the holiday season. The FoodBank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties’ 6th Annual Holiday Hunger Challenge offered schools from pre-K through college the opportunity to participate in a friendly competition to collect food and funds to help keep The FoodBank’s shelves stocked throughout the holiday season.
Seventy-three area schools participated in the Challenge, collecting almost 68,000 pounds of food and over $20,000 for The FoodBank. Even though many schools were closed for weeks after Hurricane Sandy swept a path of destruction through area, students and their teachers carried on with the challenge.
~The Alpha School, Jackson, Pounds per Student Champion ~
~Howell High School, Heavyweight Champion~
~Point Pleasant Borough High School, Early Bird Champion ~
Winners of the Phillip N. Connelly Award
Brielle Elementary School ~ Cedar Drive Middle School ~ Colts Neck High School
Spirit of Giving Awards
Brookdale Community College ~ Brookside Elementary School ~ Eisenhower Middle School ~ Emma Havens Young Elementary ~ Freehold Township High School ~ Goddard Pre-School of Wall ~ Growing Tree Academy of Holmdel ~ Harbor High School ~ Howell Middle School South ~ Lanes Mill Elementary ~ Manalapan High School ~ Marlboro Early Learning Center ~ Memorial Middle School ~ Millstone Primary Elementary ~ Monmouth Ocean Educational Service Commission ~ Monmouth University ~ Nellie Bennett Elementary ~ Tinton Falls Middle School
The Holiday Hunger Challenge is part of Students Change Hunger, a statewide initiative launched in 2012 by New Jersey’s food banks to encourage students to learn about hunger in their communities while competing to collect the most food and funds for their area food banks. For more information, visit www.StudentsChangeHunger.org.
Thanks to our sponsors for their generous support of The Holiday Hunger Challenge.
THE FOODBANK AND FACEBOOK: LET’S GET SOCIAL
With over 850 million people using Facebook every month it is the ideal community for advocates of Hunger Relief to join in the conversation. That is why we are very excited to introduce our new Facebook page and hope you will “Like” us and become an active participant. http:Facebook.com/FoodBankMOC
Help us spread news about events, hunger relief initiatives and more by “Liking” “Commenting” and “Sharing with your friends on Facebook all the great information we share on our page.