By Kim Guadagno
Tonight in New Jersey, children will go to bed hungry. Contrary to popular notions about hunger in America, most are not homeless. In fact, most New Jersey families that struggle to put food on the table live in households that have at least one working adult.
In Monmouth County, where I live, and in neighboring Ocean County, one in ten residents don’t know where their next meal will come from, let alone whether if it will be nutritious. One in seven of those ten are children. The anxiety and fear of not knowing is what social services agencies call “food insecurity.”
That is why I am beginning a new chapter in my life this week: leading the effort to end hunger in our community as Chief Executive Officer of Fulfill, formerly the Food Bank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties. Fulfill aims to not only help our neighbors experiencing food insecurity today, but to provide them with the resources to become self-sufficient for tomorrow. I am excited join a team of 50 employees and 1,400 volunteers whose mission is to “shorten the line” of those in our communities who are hungry.
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Posted: August 14th, 2019 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Ocean County | Tags: Food Bank, fulfill, Kim Guadagno, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Ocean County | 2 Comments »
Fulfill, formerly known as the FoodBank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties, announced today that former Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno will serve as the President and CEO of the organization starting on Monday, May 6.
“Our mission is driven by a desire to help those who have fallen on hard times,” said Jeremy Grunin, Chair of Fulfill’s Board of Trustees. “In searching for a new CEO, we wanted someone with an established history of charitable giving and involvement; extensive connections that could bring new resources to the organization; and who could help bring greater attention to Fulfill and its programs so we can serve as a model for other non-profits statewide. We have found that and more in Lieutenant Governor Guadagno.”
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Posted: May 3rd, 2019 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Monmouth County News, Ocean County | Tags: Foodbank of Monmouth and Ocean, fulfill, Jeremy Grunin, Kim Guadagno, Monmouth County News, Ocean County News | 2 Comments »
Monmouth County Freeholder Sue Kiley announced the County’s annual food drive, in partnership with FulFill this afternoon.
Non-perishable food items will be collected at the Library and most County Government buildings throughout the month of April and at the Made in Monmouth Exhibition at Monmouth University on Saturday, April 13. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: April 1st, 2019 | Author: admin | Filed under: Monmouth County News, New Jersey, News | Tags: Food Donations, Food Drive, Freeholder Sue Kiley, fulfill, Monmouth County News | Comments Off on Monmouth County’s Government Partners with Fulfill for April Food Drive
NEPTUNE — In the world of hunger relief, helping people in need now requires more than providing them with food to stretch their grocery budgets, advocates say. To be effective, hunger relief also has to be accompanied by help with finding a job signing up for government assistance or filling out their income tax returns to… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: May 24th, 2017 | Author: admin | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: Foodbank of Monmouth and Ocean, fulfill, hunger, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Comments Off on Busy N.J. food bank takes new name to reflect expanded duties