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Update on Farm Bill from Feeding America

February 18, 2014

The Farm Bill passed – what does that mean? by Brett Weisel February 17, 2014 Earlier this month, Congress passed a new Farm Bill that enacted sweeping changes to agriculture, nutrition, and conservation policy in the U.S.  Feeding America.  Feeding America fought long and hard to protect and strengthen hunger-relief programs in the Farm Bill.  […]

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From the Asbury Park Press: SNAP Cuts in New Jersey

February 18, 2014

uts in New Jersey food aid focus on heating assistance program Written by Malia Rulon Herman Gannett Washington Bureau WASHINGTON —Nearly 160,000 New Jersey families will lose an average $90 in federal food assistance each month under a new farm law, but the cuts won’t take effect immediately, an administration official said. The families will […]

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

February 10, 2014

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 […]

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Free Tax Assistance & E-File

February 6, 2014

Working families may get a larger tax refund because of the Earned Income Tax Credit, but to get it, you must claim it. The FoodBank’s IRS-trained and certified tax preparers can determine if you are eligible to claim EITC and other tax benefits. They will prepare your tax return and e-file it for free. Who […]

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Volunteers Honored at Luncheon

February 5, 2014

Did you know that FoodBank volunteers contribute more than 17,000 hours a year to help fight hunger? The FoodBank celebrated volunteerism at a Volunteer Luncheon held recently at Doolan’s Shore Club in Spring Lake Heights. Volunteers are the heart of the FoodBank. To all who give the gift of time, we offer our heartfelt thanks.

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Donate Food | Most Needed Items

January 17, 2014

Join the fight against hunger by donating food. We accept donations of non-perishable food Monday – Friday, 8am to 4pm at our facility located at 3300 Route 66 in Neptune, NJ. Here is a current list of our most needed items. *Please remember, No glass containers. Non-Perishable: Canned Tuna, Chicken, Salmon (in water) Canned Fruits (packed in juice […]

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FoodBank Offers Free Tax Prep and E-File

January 10, 2014

The FoodBank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties will offer free income tax preparation and e-file for low and moderate-income households at locations throughout Monmouth and Ocean Counties. The FoodBank’s tax preparers are trained and certified by the IRS. They will ensure that filers receive all of the tax credits to which they are entitled, such […]

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