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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 […]

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 […]

FoodBank Fights Hunger So Kids Can Thrive


Published in the Asbury Park Press- April 21, 2014 Story by Susanne Cervenka – Photo by Tom Spader ASBURY PARK — Kevin Oakley comes to the Boys & Girls Club to play pingpong and video games with his friends. For him, the sloppy joes are just a bonus. “They’re my favorite,” said the 15-year-old from […]

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.

Humanitarians to be honored at FoodBank Gala


Humanitarians to be honored at FoodBank Gala

Visit our gala website for the latest information, to purchase sponsorships and tickets and to view auction items. The FoodBank will honor outstanding community members for their contributions in the fight against hunger at the Annual Humanitarian Gala on Saturday, April 26 at Eagle Oaks Golf and Country Club, Farmingdale. 2014 Honorees Tom Donovan, President […]

Panera Bread Supports the FoodBank


Panera Bread Supports the FoodBank

Local Panera Bread Bakery Cafes recently announced their new community donation partner – The FoodBank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties.  Through this newly formed partnership, the FoodBank will benefit from special programs in local Panera Bread Bakery Cafes such as Community Breadbox cash donations, Day-End Dough-Nation product donations and support for food bank programs. Community […]

The FoodBank Receives $20,000 Grant from Charles Lafitte Foundation


The FoodBank Receives $20,000 Grant from Charles Lafitte Foundation

Funds support Backpack Program for chronically-hungry children NEPTUNE, NJ – The FoodBank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties (FBMOC) recently received a major boost for its Backpack Program in the form of a $20,000 grant from the Charles Lafitte Foundation (CLF). FBMOC’s Backpack Program began in 2008 to provide food to chronically-hungry children whose families were […]