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 […]

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 […]

Food for thought: NJ Assembly panel wants more school breakfasts

By Matt Friedman/The Star-Ledger A state Assembly panel today approved two bills intended to increase the number of students eating breakfast in schools. Saying well-fed students perform better, advocates and state officials claimed strides in enrolling more low-income students in federally-funded school breakfast programs over the last several years. But the numbers lag far behind […]

Picturing Hunger in America

BY Mary Jo Brooks  February 18, 2014 at 2:38 PM EST “Hunger Through My Lens” has a dual mission: to empower people who are living in poverty and to promote awareness about hunger issues. Sponsored by the non-profit group Hunger Free Colorado, the program gives digital cameras to food stamp recipients and asks them to […]

Update on Farm Bill from Feeding America

The Farm Bill passed – what does that mean? by Brett Weisel February 17, 2014 Earlier this month, Congress passed a new Farm Bill that enacted sweeping changes to agriculture, nutrition, and conservation policy in the U.S.  Feeding America.  Feeding America fought long and hard to protect and strengthen hunger-relief programs in the Farm Bill.  […]