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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 […]

Holiday Ornaments Now Available


Holiday Ornaments Now Available

Show your appreciation for colleagues, clients, friends and family by making one simple donation expressing your support for alleviating hunger and helping area families in need. No shopping, no malls, no catalogs, no difficult choices. Order our 2014 holiday ornament for $15 each and we will send the ornaments wherever you’d like. It’s that simple. […]

2014 Holiday Food Drop Off Sites


2014 Holiday Food Drop Off Sites
Click here for a list of drop off locations in Ocean and Monmouth Counties for holiday food donations. Most-Needed Food Items for the Holiday Season * Please, no glass containers. NON-PERISHABLE Ready-to-eat Canned Meals Canned Vegetables (low sodium preferred) Peanut Butter & Jelly Instant Potatoes Macaroni & Cheese Canned Juices & Sip-size Juices Canned and [...]

Feeding Families & Improving Lives for 30 Years: Video


Feeding Families & Improving Lives for 30 Years: Video
Founded in 1984, The FoodBank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties has been working to alleviate hunger and build food secure communities for 30 years. This past year, we provided more than 10 million meals through a network of over 300 feeding programs. FoodBank 30 years

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 […]

Need Help?


Need Help?

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.  

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 […]

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 […]

A Taste Of New Jersey – Save the Date


A Taste Of New Jersey – Save the Date

Temple Rodeph Torah will host A Taste of New Jersey – an evening of spectacular food for a great cause! Proceeds will benefit the FoodBank and Temple Rodeph Torah’s youth program. Reserve today! Call 732-308-0055.