Advocacy


The American Culinary Federation Jersey Shore Chefs Association is proud to announce the 2016 Childhood Hunger Day Forum. The Forum will take place on Friday October 14th at the FoodBank of Monmouth & Ocean Counties, starting at 9am.


Since 1995, chefs throughout the nation have held events bringing awareness to the problems of childhood hunger.  October 16th, as World Hunger Day, was adopted as Childhood Hunger Day by the professional culinarians of the American Culinary Federation, the nation’s largest organization for chefs and cooks.  The ACF Chef & Child Foundation is the philanthropic […]

NEW JERSEY FOOD BANKS JOIN TOGETHER FOR A DAY OF ADVOCACY in TRENTON for HUNGER ACTION MONTH


The FoodBank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties, Community FoodBank  of New Jersey and FoodBank of South Jersey came together to meet with legislators and discuss the issue of hunger in New Jersey. In New Jersey, over 1.1. million people are food insecure, meaning they are without reliable access to enough nutritious food they can afford [...]

THE FOODBANK OF MONMOUTH AND OCEAN COUNTIES to HOST A SPECIAL HUNGER ACTION FAMILY DAY to kick off National Hunger Action Month on September 1, 2016


Help needed to assemble 400 healthy Kids “snack packs” for start of School  The FoodBank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties will host a special HUNGER ACTION FAMILY DAY of service and fun on Thursday, September 1st during an OPEN HOUSE from 10:00 AM to 12:00 noon.   Activities will include: kids’ crafts, carnival games, family tours, [...]

Food For Thought – Spring 2016


Food For Thought – Spring 2016

The B.E.A.T. Center (Bringing Everyone All Together) A year ago, we announced a new partnership which joined the Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation, Peoples Pantry and The FoodBank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties under one roof. We are pleased to announce that The B.E.A.T. Center will open in April 2016. The B.E.A.T. Center (Bringing Everyone […]

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 […]

Food For Thought


Food For Thought

September is Hunger Action Month, when we ask everyone in America to take action to fight hunger in their community, all month long. Hunger Action Month is your opportunity to join a movement that has a real and lasting impact on our effort to feed more Americans than ever before. Whether it’s by advocating and […]

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 […]