News & Press Releases


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 [...]

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

23rd Annual Culinary Classic – Monday, September 22


23rd Annual Culinary Classic – Monday, September 22

SPRING LAKE HEIGHTS – The FoodBank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties will hold its 23rd Annual Culinary Classic tasting event on Monday, September 22, 2014 from 5 to 9 p.m. at Doolan’s Shore Club. Guests will enjoy selections from approximately 40 restaurants, along with fine wines, craft beers and specialty cocktails. All proceeds will benefit […]