Fulfill’s  Humanitarian Gala, the first since the name change from The FoodBank of Monmouth & Ocean Counties,  was held at Ocean Place Resort in Long Branch on Friday, March 16, 2018, and featured music from Shorty Long and the Jersey Horns.

The outstanding humanitarians this year, who exhibited extraordinary loyalty and commitment toward helping those in need, were honored for their contributions to the community. The 2018 Honorees included: The Storino Family: Jenkinson’s Boardwalk & Casino Pier, Manasquan Bank and Agency Partner Keyport Ministerium Food Pantry.

“This year’s honorees, including a boardwalk and a bank, led us immediately to a Monopoly Game Gala Theme, which was a huge success with funds raised by generous donors who attended, supporting more than 1 million meals for our neighbors in need,” said Diana Flippo, Development Manager.  “Guests shopped for some exciting auction gifts, including a beautiful 9-bedroom vacation home on the banks of the North Carolina coast, and a Chef prepared meal for 12 accompanied by a private concert performed by local musician Taylor Tote. They also had a chance to hear from a group of Humanitarians who inspired others to get more involved in their community.”  Fulfill’s mission is to alleviate hunger and build food secure communities in Monmouth and Ocean Counties.  95 cents of every dollar goes directly to food and programs.

If you are interested in receiving information about attending or getting involved in next year’s Gala, please send email to Kate Irving at