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Congratulations Graduates of the 42nd Culinary Training Program!


Congratulations Graduates of the 42nd Culinary Training Program!

It was a tough winter for the culinary class, with challenges getting to and from the FoodBank during bad weather, but these three outstanding candidates, Joan Gaspar, Sandy Pensis, and Myolcie Pierre, made it to the end and successfully completed the 13-week Culinary Skills Training Program, as well as received ServSafe Food Protection Manager and […]

2015 FoodBank Humanitarian GALA “Boots and Bling”


2015 FoodBank Humanitarian GALA “Boots and Bling”

This year’s Humanitarian Gala was held at the MAC at Monmouth University on Friday, April 24th, 2015 and attended by nearly 350 people. It was a fabulous fundraiser that included a live acoustic performance by country star John Rich, all in support of our mission to alleviate hunger and build food secure communities in Monmouth […]

The B.E.A.T. Center (Bringing Everyone All Together)


The B.E.A.T. Center (Bringing Everyone All Together)

The FoodBank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties, the Peoples Pantry (INSPIRE NJ) and Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation join forces to form the B.E.A.T. Center (Bringing everyone all together) With initial philanthropic support from The David Tepper Charitable Foundation, The B.E.A.T. Center will provide assistance and support services aimed to end hunger in Ocean County; […]

Meet Elga, a FoodBank Volunteer


Meet Elga, a FoodBank Volunteer
I’ve been coming to the FoodBank since 2013. I have worked the sort room, mobile pantry, and I’ve jumped in where I can help with spreadsheets, data entry, and Thanksgiving meal packaging. I had watched a documentary on hunger issues within the US, particularly children, and I wanted to help. In the past, I made [...]

We Love our Volunteers | Volunteer Appreciation


We Love our Volunteers | Volunteer Appreciation
The FoodBank of Monmouth & Ocean Counties held a Volunteer Valentine Appreciation Lunch on February 12th, 2015 at Doolan’s Shore Club in Spring Lake, NJ. A good time was had by all, with entertainment from Mr. D and Friends.  We celebrated Valentine’s Day because our volunteers are the heart of the FoodBank and this year they [...]

2015 Humanitarian Gala


2015 Humanitarian Gala
This year's Humanitarian Gala will be held at the MAC at Monmouth University on Friday, April 24th, 2015 at 6pm. Join us for dinner, dancing, an auction, giveaways and more, all in support of our mission. We are very excited to announce that this year we will have a special guest performance by country music [...]

Don’t Let Those Earned Income Tax Credits Go – April 15th Deadline!


Don’t Let Those Earned Income Tax Credits Go – April 15th Deadline!

Did you know that working families with annual incomes under $53,267 may qualify to get up to $6,100 as a credit or refund on their 2014 taxes? It’s called EITC or the Earned Income Tax Credit. You can get EITC even if you don’t owe taxes. But you must file a tax return to claim […]

FREE Tax Preparation Kicks Off January 30th


FREE Tax Preparation Kicks Off January 30th

  Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) Awareness Day is January 30, 2015 FREE Tax Preparation available for all eligible households Neptune, NJ.   The FoodBank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties will provide free tax preparation for Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), following a press event held in the Mall Auditorium of the Monmouth Mall at 11am, […]

What Does It Take To Prepare 3,000 Meals?


What Does It Take To Prepare 3,000 Meals?

  Over 3,000 lbs. of turkey 1,500 lbs. of potatoes 1,200 lbs. of sweet potatoes (harvested by OCVTS students) 850 lbs. of stuffing 450 lbs. of green beans 90 gallons of gravy 1,000 holiday pies This past November, students and staff at the Ocean County Vocational Technical School’s Brick Center took on the unprecedented task […]

Students Change Hunger 2014 Winners


Students Change Hunger 2014 Winners

  Congratulations to the 2014 Holiday Hunger Challenge Award Winners! Thank you to all of the participating schools, the many great sponsors and everyone who donated. Pounds Per Student Award Alpha High School 1,396 lbs of food / $2,601 pounds for dollars = 83.4 pounds per student   Heavyweight Champion Award In recognition of the […]