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23rd Annual Culinary Classic – Monday, September 22


23rd Annual Culinary Classic – Monday, September 22

SPRING LAKE HEIGHTS – The FoodBank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties will hold its 23rd Annual Culinary Classic tasting event on Monday, September 22, 2014 from 5 to 9 p.m. at Doolan’s Shore Club. Guests will enjoy selections from approximately 40 restaurants, along with fine wines, craft beers and specialty cocktails. All proceeds will benefit […]

NBC News: FoodBank Chef Teaches Recipe for Success


NBC News: FoodBank Chef Teaches Recipe for Success

To watch video, click here. By Ronnie Polidoro and Brian Walsh Theresa Fitzgerald stands in the classroom at the FoodBank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties in New Jersey and looks on as the students in the Culinary Job Skills Training class are lectured on different types of roux. A year ago, Fitzgerald sat in the […]

Register Your School for the 2014 Holiday Hunger Challenge


Register Your School for the 2014 Holiday Hunger Challenge

Join Students Across the State As They Help Feed Hungry People in New Jersey Visit www.studentschangehunger.org to register Holiday Hunger Challenge In 2007 The FoodBank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties created the Holiday Hunger Challenge, challenging students and schools to raise food and awareness to combat the growing number of food insecure residents in Monmouth […]

Concert in memory of Bill Heine is set for August 27


Concert in memory of Bill Heine is set for August 27

Downtown Freehold adds performance to remember a good friend and benefit FoodBank FREEHOLD, NJ – On the evening of Wednesday, Aug. 27, the plaza in front of the Hall of Records will be filled with great music, good times and the family and friends of Bill Heine when the inaugural Hope for the Hungry Concert […]

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If you need help with: SNAP (food stamps), health insurance, free tax prep or other resources, the FoodBank provides free, confidential, one-on-one assistance with these programs at outreach sites in the community.  

FoodBank Provides Healthy Summer Meals to Help Children Grow


FoodBank Provides Healthy Summer Meals to Help Children Grow

By Lauren Wanko Correspondent Students at Hugh J. Boyd Junior Elementary summer school are chowing down on their free sandwich and snacks. “I like the sandwich part because it’s my favorite,” said 6-year-old Adrianna Toler. The Seaside Heights school participates in the federally funded Summer Food Service Program, which provides up to two meals a […]

“Food Trucks and Firepits” event nets a donation of 22,000 meals


“Food Trucks and Firepits” event nets a donation of 22,000 meals

The very popular “Food Trucks and Firepits” event, held May 17-18 at Laurita Winery in New Egypt, raised a $7,650 donation from the winery, enough to provide  over 22,000 meals to needy residents. Laurita Winery co-owners Ray Shea and Randy Johnson commented, “We are pleased that our efforts are able to make such a significant […]

USDA Recognizes Summer Food Service Program


USDA Recognizes Summer Food Service Program

The U.S. Department of Agriculture presented a certificate of appreciation to the FoodBank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties in recognition of its outstanding Summer Food Service Program. Cherrie M. Walker, coordinator of the Summer Food Service Program for the New Jersey Department of Agriculture, presented the award. Summer can often be a Season of Hunger […]

Food stamps: why recipients are haunted by stigmas and misconceptions


One in seven Americans receive food stamps, but misconceptions abound. We ask Snap workers in Alabama and Texas about the challenges they face, and the most enduring myths Food stamps: who is eligible? Photograph: Eric Risberg/AP Children. Military families. Elderly people. Food stamp recipients are as varied as they come. The few things that these […]

Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes to play atop of the Windmill Restaurant


Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes to play atop of the Windmill Restaurant

by Chris Jordan, Asbury Park Press – We’re having a party — on top of the Windmill hot dog stand. Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes will perform 3 p.m. Friday, May 23 on the roof of the iconic Windmill Restaurant in the West End section of Long Branch to kickoff the Windmill’s “10,000 Hot […]