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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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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IMPT! The last day to enroll in affordable health insurance is Jan.31, 2021. After Jan. 31, you can enroll only if you are eligible for NJ FamilyCare or have a major life change. Visit https://t.co/B1gVgAOOs6 For free assistance by Fulfill’s certified Navigators, 732-643-5888.
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Reaction tonight on News 12 New Jersey at 6:30 pm from Fulfill CEO Kim Guadagno about President Biden’s announcement regarding SNAP and it’s effect on the growing number of food insecure families. Be sure to tune in! https://t.co/laEjFXBpnb