News & Press Releases


Summer Fun and Summer Funds


Summer is off to a great start! Feeding America and our community partners are really stepping up to help us provide meals and services to families in need. We’d like to extend our sincere thanks to: The Mary Owen Borden Foundation for a $10,000 grant to help us provide after school meals at two Monmouth […]

THE B.E.A.T. CENTER OPENS FOR BUSINESS


“The B.E.A.T. Center is the beginning of something great.” – Jon Bon Jovi Three non-profit partners today open the doors of The B.E.A.T. Center, a unique food and resource hub that will change lives in Ocean County, NJ “Whether you need access to a food pantry, want to learn about health care benefits or social [...]

Brielle Elementary Wins Share of 2015 Governor’s Cup Students Share Top Honors in Statewide Food Drive


BRIELLE - The Governor's Cup was presented to Brielle Elementary School on Friday, April 29th by local businessman Joe Leone, and Carlos Rodriguez, Executive Director of the FoodBank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties.  Led by teacher Matt Fallon, Brielle Elementary participated in Students Change Hunger, a statewide initiative that challenged schools from Pre-K through college [...]

News Release: the 2016 Summer Food Service Program


The FoodBank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties will be participating in the 2016 Summer Food Service Program from June 20, 2016 to August 26, 2016.  The Summer Food Service Program is a federal program of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Food and Nutrition Services.  All children 18 years of age and under who […]

Food For Thought – Spring 2016


Food For Thought – Spring 2016

The B.E.A.T. Center (Bringing Everyone All Together) A year ago, we announced a new partnership which joined the Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation, Peoples Pantry and The FoodBank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties under one roof. We are pleased to announce that The B.E.A.T. Center will open in April 2016. The B.E.A.T. Center (Bringing Everyone […]

THE B.E.A.T. CENTER LAUNCHES CROWDRISE FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN ON MARCH 30th Donors of $10,000 or More will be Invited to Grand Opening Event and Top Donor will Receive Invitation to VIP Reception with Jon Bon Jovi and Partners *OceanFirst Foundation will match donations up to $100,000


March30,2016 –The B.E.A.T. Center (Bringing Everyone All Together) announced today the launch of a CrowdRise fundraising campaign entitled, THE BEAT CENTER OCEANFIRST MATCH CAMPAIGN – Bringing Everyone All Together to Fight Hunger. Individual and team incentives include a chance to have your name included in a logo at The B.E.A.T. Center as well as a […]

THE 2016 FOODBANK HUMANITARIAN GALA A Magical Night under the Stars – Making Hunger Disappear raises funds to support 1 Million Meals


Neptune, NJ. The FoodBank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties’ Humanitarian Gala, was held at the Navesink Country Club on Friday, March 11, 2016, and featured music from Motor City Revue. The outstanding humanitarians this year, who exhibited extraordinary loyalty and commitment toward helping those in need, were honored for their contributions to the community. The [...]

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:   […]