The Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders has partnered with the FoodBank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties and has set a goal of collecting 25,000 pounds of to non-perishable food for the entire month of April.
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Thursday, March 28, 2013
Saturday, March 9, 2013
Puglisi Egg Farm donates more than 10 thousand eggs to help those in need.
For more than 60 years, the Puglisi Egg Farm has been a staple of Monmouth County and remains one of the last holdouts of a long tradition of egg farms in Howell township. On Tuesday morning Nicole Puglisi, part of the third generation of the Puglisi family at the farm was at the FoodBank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties to donate 10,800 of their finest product. Packed onto one palette the eggs, in boxes of 15 dozen eggs will be distributed through the food bank's channels to help people all across the area. The donation was part of the United Egg Producer's annual egg donation program and in five years Puglisi has donated more than 80,000 eggs to help feed people in need. Overall the group is looking to contribute close to 9 million eggs …
Sunday, December 23, 2012
A dollar was donated to the FoodBank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties for every burger that was sold during opening week of Freehold’s location of Bobby Burger Palace (BBP).
Two weeks since the grand opening of Bobby Flay’s Freehold location of Bobby’s Burger Palace (BBP), a large donation has been made in the restaurant’s name. During the first week of opening, Flay explained that he wanted to help out those affected by Hurricane Sandy and decided the best way to help would be by donating to the FoodBank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties. “I said to my team, we can’t celebrate a restaurant opening without thinking about people who were displaced or had other things happen to them after Hurricane Sandy,” said Flay in his interview with Patch. “Because this particular area has been so supportive of us [BBP] we thought ‘how can we celebrate the opening of the restaurant in Freehold and at the same time give back to…
Friday, December 7, 2012
Bobby Flay opened his twelfth location of Bobby's Burger Palace at the Freehold Raceway Mall on Wednesday, Dec. 5.
Celebrity Chef Bobby Flay has been a household name for years. Some of his titles include being an Iron Chef, Throw Down Master, Cook Book writer, and Food Network star, but to Flay, he is still just a chef. "I am still a guy with a white chef’s coat on, the food world has changed so much in the last 20 years and I have just been standing in the right place so in some ways I have been lucky to ride the wave where food has taken people in this country. I am just happy to be apart of it," said Flay. "If I could only do one thing it would be standing in my kitchen cooking in my restaurants because that’s where I started, and that is where I am most comfortable; it is where I have the most smiles." While Flay's kitchens span across the United …
Monday, December 3, 2012
Bobby Flay’s newest restaurant will open its doors in Freehold on Wednesday, Dec. 5.
Celebrity Chef Bobby Flay has made a name for himself on television and in the restaurant industry but, later this week he will make a name for himself in Freehold. On Wednesday, Dec. 5, Flay will open his twelfth location of his restaurant, Bobby’s Burger Palace (BBP). The restaurant will make its new home adjacent to JC Penney in the south corridor of the Freehold Raceway Mall. According to a press release on Flay’s newest restaurant, Freehold’s location of BBP seats 73 and is a nod to a classic burger joint with a twist. BBP serves ten signature burgers inspired by Flay’s travels as well as delicious sides and specialty milkshakes. Flay’s burgers come with the option of being topless, without a bun and served over a bed of greens, and …
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
The Leigh Insurance Agency will be the only drop off location in Monmouth County for Trusted Choice.
A Freehold Insurance agency is helping those in need this holiday season by becoming the sole donation collection site for Trusted Choice agents. As apart of the Freehold community for 25 years, the Leigh Insurance Agency has held countless food drives for those in need. This year, the agency will continue to help by participating in project ‘Hope In A Bag’, a food drive that will benefit Hurricane Sandy Victims. “We [Leigh Insurance Agency] have held a community food drive every year to help the FoodBank,” said Roberta Fallon, VP of the Leigh Agency. “The Foodbank usually has a tough time supplying items for those in need during the holiday season, but this year it is even worse because of all the newly homeless families.” Trusted Choice…
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Residents who bring food donations to a county library location will receive $2 off late fines for each item.
Monmouth residents can help feed their neighbors in need by bringing nonperishable goods to their local library in April. County officials gathered amid the bare shelves of the sorting room in the FoodBank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties, Neptune, Tuesday to announce the launch of the Food Drive of Monmouth County. The 13 branches of the Monmouth County Library System will serve as collection points for food donations to benefit the Foodbank. Residents who drop off food to a library location from Monday, April 2 to Monday, April 30 will have $2 deducted from outstanding late fees for each item donated. “County government is the perfect avenue to advance the message of feeding our residents and our residents do need food,” Freeholder …
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
This Thanksgiving anyone without a place to go can be thankful for many places offering free meals and fellowship.
You've lost your job, your home, maybe even your loved ones. What's there to be thankful for this year? Now more than ever churches, community centers, and even one upscale restaurant, are opening their doors on Thanksgiving to offer a free meal and a warm atmosphere to say: You are not alone. On Thursday Langosta Lounge, the popular Mexican restaurant on the boardwalk in Asbury Park known for its sustainable ingredients and artfully prepared meals, will be packed as usual. The only difference is, on this night, all those meals will be handed out free, thanks to owner Marilyn Schlossbach, Pat Sherman of Feeding Friendz, a grassroots effort to support the area's homeless and hungry, and the congregation at Trinity Church in Asbury Park. The…
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Bella Vista and the ABC Networking Group began their fund and food raising efforts Friday night, and exceeded everyone's expectations. The group donated more than 8,000 pounds of food to the Foodbank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties.
What can one organization raise and collect in less than one week? More than $10,000, more than 8,000 pounds of food and several pallets worth of canned and dried goods. Bella Vista County Club and the ABC Networking Group put the word out Friday night, when John and Wendy Bruzzese heard the Foodbank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties need 1,500 more turkeys. That night, at their networking event, they raised $390. Over the weekend, the raised $7,000 more. And when they dropped off their donation and food Tuesday evening, the group had raised more than $10,600, and they are still counting. "As a group, we stepped up," said Bill Algokce of Bridge Financial, who was just one of the leaders for the drive. Through social networking and reaching …