For Immediate Release:
Fulfill FoodBank Feeds Displaced Motel Residents After Extreme Weather
March 29, 2021, Neptune, New Jersey – After reports of a possible tornado or straight-line
wind event in Neptune City, New Jersey, Fulfill Food Bank quickly prepared food for the
displaced residents to help with their immediate needs.
The residents were displaced after 60 to 70 mile per hour winds ripped off parts of the roof at
Neptune Motor Lodge in Neptune City where they were staying. Crisis boxes, with a four-day
supply of non-perishable food for a family of four, and prepared meals were delivered to them at
the Budget Inn on Route 35 in Wall Township.
“We understand that each motel room has a microwave so they can reheat the meals and canned
food. Of course, we added can openers to each delivery so they can open the cans as well. We
wish them all the best and want them to know we will also be there tomorrow with prepared
meals,” said Fulfill CEO and President Kim Guadagno, the former Lieutenant Governor of New
About Fulfill FoodBank, formerly The FoodBank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties
Pre-pandemic, Fulfill was feeding 136,000 people, including 50,000 children. Today, Fulfill is
feeding 215,000 people, including 70,000 children. Fulfill has served 3.4 million more meals
since the coronavirus crisis affected the Jersey Shore.
Fulfill has been providing food for families in Monmouth and Ocean Counties for more than
thirty years. We were there to provide food and comfort during economic storms, Superstorm
Sandy, and now the pandemic. During the current coronavirus crisis, the demand for food has
grown 40%. We expect the demand to grow as more businesses close and families exhaust their
savings. Feeding America estimates the demand for food in our area will rise to 56%.
Fulfill feeds children, seniors, veterans, and the working poor. Fulfill serves pantries, shelters,
and soup kitchens, provides hot meals for children after school, and sends food home for those
same children over the weekend. Fulfill also provides job training with our Culinary Training
Program which just started up again with social distancing and other COVID-19 precautions in
Fulfill has earned a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator for more than ten consecutive years.
This distinction means Fulfill, a 501 (c)3 charitable organization, outperformed most charities in
America in areas of efficiency, fiscal integrity, and effectiveness. In fact, 95 cents of every dollar
donated to Fulfill goes directly to feeding the hungry in our community.
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help raise awareness about hunger. To donate or volunteer, go to fulfillnj.org. Sponsorship
opportunities are also available.
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