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“Food Trucks and Firepits” event nets a donation of 22,000 meals

June 25, 2014

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 […]

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USDA Recognizes Summer Food Service Program

June 4, 2014

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 […]

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Food stamps: why recipients are haunted by stigmas and misconceptions

May 29, 2014

One in seven Americans receive food stamps, but misconceptions abound. We ask Snap workers in Alabama and Texas about the challenges they face, and the most enduring myths Food stamps: who is eligible? Photograph: Eric Risberg/AP Children. Military families. Elderly people. Food stamp recipients are as varied as they come. The few things that these […]

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Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes to play atop of the Windmill Restaurant

May 20, 2014

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 […]

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FoodBank Fights Hunger So Kids Can Thrive

May 14, 2014

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 […]

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A Taste Of New Jersey – Save the Date

May 12, 2014

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.

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Food Trucks & Fire Pits at Laurita Winery

May 7, 2014
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Humanitarians to be honored at FoodBank Gala

March 26, 2014

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 […]

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Food for thought: NJ Assembly panel wants more school breakfasts

March 12, 2014

By Matt Friedman/The Star-Ledger A state Assembly panel today approved two bills intended to increase the number of students eating breakfast in schools. Saying well-fed students perform better, advocates and state officials claimed strides in enrolling more low-income students in federally-funded school breakfast programs over the last several years. But the numbers lag far behind […]

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Panera Bread Supports the FoodBank

March 4, 2014

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 […]

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