Neptune, New Jersey, November 14, 2019 – Monmouth County Sheriff’s Officers helped unload 1,000 turkeys donated by Stop & Shop to Fulfill (formerly known as The Food Bank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties), as Fulfill responds to unprecedented requests for emergency assistance in Monmouth and Ocean Counties.
The turkey donation is part of Stop & Shop’s Turkey Express program, which will deliver more than 18,000 turkeys to hunger relief organizations in New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island this holiday season.
“Stop & Shop is proud to be able to assist Fulfill in its mission of providing for families in need,” said Bob Yager, Stop & Shop’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Operations. “Food insecurity is a painful reality for many families in Monmouth and Ocean Counties. Fulfill’s efforts provide a necessary safety net for our neighbors in their time of need.”
“We are grateful to Stop & Shop for the generous donation of turkeys for Thanksgiving. More than 8,000 requests for turkeys have come into us for the holiday. In fact, Fulfill serves 136,000 people in Monmouth and Ocean Counties who are food insecure, and 50,000 of them are children. There’s no question, the need is great,” said Fulfill CEO and President Kim Guadagno, the former Lieutenant Governor of New Jersey.