News & Press Releases


We Love our Volunteers | Volunteer Appreciation


We Love our Volunteers | Volunteer Appreciation
The FoodBank of Monmouth & Ocean Counties held a Volunteer Valentine Appreciation Lunch on February 12th, 2015 at Doolan’s Shore Club in Spring Lake, NJ. A good time was had by all, with entertainment from Mr. D and Friends.  We celebrated Valentine’s Day because our volunteers are the heart of the FoodBank and this year they [...]

2015 Humanitarian Gala


2015 Humanitarian Gala
This year's Humanitarian Gala will be held at the MAC at Monmouth University on Friday, April 24th, 2015. Join us for dinner, dancing, an auction, giveaways and more, all in support of our mission. We are very excited to announce that this year we will have a special guest performance by country music artist and [...]

FREE Tax Preparation Kicks Off January 30th


FREE Tax Preparation Kicks Off January 30th

  Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) Awareness Day is January 30, 2015 FREE Tax Preparation available for all eligible households Neptune, NJ.   The FoodBank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties will provide free tax preparation for Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), following a press event held in the Mall Auditorium of the Monmouth Mall at 11am, […]

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 […]

McDonald’s Donates 500 Turkeys to Help Those in Need this Holiday Season


McDonald’s Donates 500 Turkeys to Help Those in Need this Holiday Season

Neptune, NJ: On November 25th, local McDonald’s restaurant owners delivered a donation of five hundred turkeys to The FoodBank of Monmouth & Ocean Counties. The donation is part of the commitment by McDonald’s franchisees to be a good neighbor and give back to the communities where they do business. “As small business owners in Monmouth and […]

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. […]

Wegmans Food Drive Weekend Will Make a Difference


Wegmans Food Markets, Ocean Township, partnered with The FoodBank of Monmouth & Ocean Counties on Saturday, November 15th and 16th to encourage its customers to help feed the need this Thanksgiving. “Fill the Truck for Thanksgiving” was an effort made by Wegmans Food Markets to provide families with the items most needed for a Thanksgiving dinner. […]

BJ’s Charitable Foundation Grant Benefits FoodBank Agencies


BJ’s Charitable Foundation Grant Provides Refrigeration and Freezer Units to Local FoodBank Agencies BJ’s Charitable Foundation provided a grant to The FoodBank of Monmouth & Ocean Counties that enabled seven of the FoodBank’s agencies to receive new freezer and refrigeration units. BJ’s supported the importance of ensuring that perishable food remains safe as it travels […]

FoodBank Development Director Presented with ATHENA Award


FoodBank Development Director Presented with ATHENA Award

On November 7, 2014 the Greater Monmouth Chamber of Commerce proudly presented the prestigious ATHENA Award to Linda Keenan, Development Director at The FoodBank of Monmouth & Ocean Counties. The ATHENA Award Program celebrates the potential of all women as valued members and leaders of the community. The ATHENA Award honors individuals who strive toward the […]

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 [...]