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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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Picturing Hunger in America

February 19, 2014

BY Mary Jo Brooks  February 18, 2014 at 2:38 PM EST “Hunger Through My Lens” has a dual mission: to empower people who are living in poverty and to promote awareness about hunger issues. Sponsored by the non-profit group Hunger Free Colorado, the program gives digital cameras to food stamp recipients and asks them to […]

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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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