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THE 2016 FOODBANK HUMANITARIAN GALA A Magical Night under the Stars – Making Hunger Disappear raises funds to support 1 Million Meals


Neptune, NJ. The FoodBank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties’ Humanitarian Gala, was held at the Navesink Country Club on Friday, March 11, 2016, and featured music from Motor City Revue. The outstanding humanitarians this year, who exhibited extraordinary loyalty and commitment toward helping those in need, were honored for their contributions to the community. The [...]

New Grant to Bring Healthy Food to Children in Need


The FoodBank has received a $225,000 three year grant from Our Family Foundation, the charitable arm of Stop & Shop New York Metro, to reduce child hunger in our region by improving access to nutritional food for low-income families with children. This new program, titled Healthy Nutrition for Kids, will entail the following activities:   […]

THE FOODBANK SHOWS SOME LOVE TO THEIR VOLUNTEERS


The FoodBank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties gathered on February 18th to celebrate their volunteers at a Volunteer Appreciation Event held at Doolan’s Shore Club in Sea Girt.  Last year, the FoodBank volunteers logged close to 22,000 hours with stints in the sort room, garden, reception desk, agency relations, tax prep help, mobile pantry, videography, […]

SOUTHSIDE JOHNNY AND THE ASBURY JUKES SUPPPORT FOODBANK DURING STINT AT THE STONE PONY


Neptune, NJ –(February 22, 2016) – Southside Johnny continues to support The FoodBank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties by generating awareness about hunger and raising funds during his Stone Pony two-night soul concert at The Stone Pony on February 26 and 27. FoodBank representatives will be on site to collect monetary donations during the concert [...]

Free Tax Preparation Store Opens at the Monmouth Mall


Free Tax Preparation Store Opens at the Monmouth Mall

  Free Tax Preparation Store Opens at the Monmouth Mall February 2, 2016 for Qualified Families Staffed by IRS-trained Volunteers February 2, 2016 – Neptune, NJ – The FoodBank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties announced a new Free Tax Preparation Store open from February 2nd through tax season at the Monmouth Mall (next to Boscov’s […]

Carlos Rodriguez, FoodBank Executive Director participated in a White House Panel on Child Hunger and the impact of SNAP on Children in America


On Wednesday, January 27, 2016, the Obama administration convened a conference entitled “A White House Conversation on Child Hunger in America.” The event, which was live streamed, started off with remarks by White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. They were followed by two panel discussions discussing hunger and the […]

Wegmans Ocean, The FoodBank of Monmouth & Ocean Counties, and The Boys & Girls Clubs of Monmouth County Work Together to Provide 250 Local Families with Holiday Meals


Wegmans Ocean, The FoodBank of Monmouth & Ocean Counties, and The Boys & Girls Clubs of Monmouth County Work Together to Provide 250 Local Families with Holiday Meals Neptune, December 23, 2015. Children in the Kids Café program receive a hot meal every day during their after-school programs. But when they are closed, particularly over […]

Food For Thought – Winter 2015


Food For Thought – Winter 2015

CHILDHOOD HUNGER DAY This year, 125 children from 6 elementary school classes, representing school districts in both Monmouth & Ocean counties, participated in the Childhood Hunger Day Forum at the FoodBank on October 16th. The event was organized by the American Culinary Federation Jersey Shore Chefs Association. For the past 20 years, the chefs of […]