Nutrition


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:   […]

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 […]

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 […]